Media Arts and Design

Canine Soldiers and the Militarization of Love

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Canine Soldiers

James Madison University College of Arts and Letters (CAL) Visiting Scholars Program presents Canine Soldiers and the Militarization of Love Monday, February 27 at 5 p.m. in Harrison Hall 2105. This is a documentary film by Nancy Schiesari, filmmaker and professor from the University of Texas at Austin.

Nancy is a director, producer and cinematographer for broadcast documentaries and independent films. Her latest documentary Canine Soldiers, premiered at the Austin Film Festival in 2016. Cactus Jack, Lone Star on Capitol HillTattooed Under Fire, and Hansel Mieth-Vagabond Photographer all aired on PBS and the Canadian and Australian Broadcast Corporations. She also directed History Man, a half hour profile on Martin Scorsese for BBC 4, London. Ms. Schiesari has twenty years experience as a Director of Photography on over 30 documentaries and feature films broadcast for BBC 4, ABC, National Geographic, and PBS. Among her work as cinematographer is Barbara Sonenberg’s Regret to Inform and Pratibha Parmar’s and Alice Walker’s Warrior Marks. 

Ms. Schiesari graduated with an MFA from the Royal College, London and is a professor in production in the Radio –Television and Film Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

Canine Soldiers Trailer from Nancy Schiesari on Vimeo.

Where:  Harrison Hall 2105

Cost: Free Admission (open to all)

JMU Sponsors: School of Media Arts & Design and the College of Arts and Letters

Press Contactssmad@jmu.edu

 

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