Film Screening: Brownstones to Red Dirt

| January 29, 2012

Join KDP and the Gottesman Library for a moving documentary!

From Brownstones to Red Dirt
Join filmmakers Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker on Wednesday, February 15th from 6pm-8pm to watch Brownstones to Red Dirt, an endearing educational documentary about a pen pal program with children from the projects in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and the slums of Sierra Leone. Despite the differences in their environments, the four pairs of young children find ways to help each other. Faced with major issues — abandonment, orphanage, abduction, violence, and low expectations — they teach each other important lessons in life through art, writing, friendship and love.

Dave LaMattina studied film at Boston College, where he received a grant from the Jacques Salmanowitz Program for Moral Courage in Documentary Film to direct and produce a documentary about child AIDS activist Nkosi Johnson. He then earned his MFA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television. Chad Walker studied film at Eastern Connecticut State University and then went on to work with the Weymouth Educational Telecommunications Corporation where he produced and edited 30-minute documentaries covering topics from marine biology to physical fitness. From WETC, Walker enrolled at Sheridan College’s Advanced Film and Television Program.

This event is co-sponsored by TC’s Kappa Delta Pi and Gottesman Libraries. Persons interested in attending may rsvp by Monday, February 13.

Where: Second Floor Salon http://library.tc.columbia.edu/news.php?id=779 ==

To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu(212) 678-3689(212) 678-3853 TTY,(866) 624-3281 video phone, as early as possible.