Month: May 2010

Congrats to Film & Media Student Joseph Gallagher

Hunter College honored Joseph Gallagher with its Aronson Award for Social Justice for his reporting in The Hunts Point Express, in a ceremony on May 3 that also included awards to a group of outstanding professional journalists for far-reaching investigative reporting and commentary.

The judges praised Gallagher’s investigative reporting of federal stimulus money, which disclosed that the government’s claim that it was providing new funds to an economically-depressed neighborhood were false, and that instead, the money was just a re-branding of funds long provided to housing, health and educational organizations.
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IMA Students Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland’s documentary screening

Thing With No Name, a documentary by Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland, will be screening Tuesday June 1st at the Philadelphia Film Society.

June 1st. World Cafe Live, 7:30pm
3025 Walnut St

In post-apartheid South Africa, life has gotten better, but now there is a disease that has hold on a vanishing population. Sixty-three percent of the world’s population infected with HIV/AIDS lives in the country, and in Kwazulu Natal, where the rate of infection in women is twice that of men, one out of every six people is HIV-positive. This beautifully shot documentary intimately displays the humanity surrounding this astounding epidemic and proves that those suffering are more than mere statistics.