C&P Alumni Get Attention for Achievements

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Cinema and Photography Alumni in the News!

August 26, 2014

Edgar Barens won an Academy nomination in the short Documentary Category (2014) for hisPrison Terminal on terminally ill prisoners in a maximum security prison.
Farida Pacha's, My Name is Salt has been making waves with several awards, including Documenta (2014) at Madrid; the Hong Kong Film Festival (2014); and the Edinburgh Film Festival (2014).
Sam Edwards was nominated for the EMMY (2014) for outstanding Special & Visual Effects for his work on the popular TV series, Cosmos.  http://www.emmys.com/shows/cosmos-spacetime-odyssey/
Steve James' recently completed Life Itself on Roger Ebert blew away audiences at the Sundance. We will be hearing a lot more about this film and through its reflection on Roger Ebert learn about our enduring love for cinema and what it tells us about life itself.
Another screening at this year's Sundance was Joe Swanberg's Happy Christmas