The Daily Eastern News

Documentary about life at Eastern to premiere Thursday

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

EIU: This Is Who We Are, a documentary about Eastern told by people who have a connection to the university, will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday on WEIU-TV and will stream online at Twenty-six storytellers will share stories about Eastern as well as their experience at the university and ...

Documentary details Charleston’s account of historical moon landing

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

“To The Moon and Back: An Oral History on the Lunar Landing,” a documentary produced in collaboration between the History Department, Booth Library and WEIU-TV, explains Charleston’s account of the moon landing. History graduate student Jonathan Williams and reference librarian Andy Cougill were chie...

Students hear immigrant perspective in ‘Hear My Story’ documentary

Madelyn Loellke, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018

The Students for Peace and Justice showed a documentary called “Hear My Story” Tuesday night in the Lumpkin Auditorium. Members of the registered student organization spent a year creating the documentary, which raises awareness and shares a new perspective on immigration in the US. The documentary f...

Documentary to reveal the lack of healthcare undocumented immigrants face

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 9, 2017

A showing of the documentary Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness will be at 5 p.m. in Lumpkin Hall Room 2030 as part of Latin Heritage Month at Eastern. Juanita Cross, chair of the Latin Heritage Month committee, said she plans to Skype Maxim Pozdorovkin, the director...

SPJ stands up for immigrants

Spanish and Latin American Studies professor Kristin Routt and campus minister Doris Nordin discuss specifics of the nights events. “Everyone has dreams, continue fighting for them,” anonoymous, the video made and shown by the SPJ concluded, focusing on the importance of immigrants and of telling their stories.

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

On Monday, Students for Peace and Justice showed their original documentary “I am Migration” for the second semester in a row. The documentary focused on different undocumented immigrants in the Charleston community and their individual stories. The overreaching message of the documentary was...

History is repeating itself, Syria documentary reveals

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

March 8, 2017

Millions of Syrian refugees have fled their country to escape the supporters of President Bashar al-Assad, also known as the Syrian regime. The Tarble Arts Center hosted a screening of the documentary “After Spring” Tuesday night, which follows the lives of refugees living in the largest camp,...

Music competition coming to Eastern campus

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 1, 2016

After having a good time working on a documentary about a musician and composer in Utah, Producer Roy Wells and his partner Ryan Wiggins got the idea to take their music initiative to a higher level. That is when the idea for the music competition program, “Song Stage Midwest” was born. ...

It’s A Girl start of University Board

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

September 9, 2015

The University Board Ideas and Issues committee showed the first film of their documentary series, aimed to discuss serious topics Wednesday in Coleman Hall. While the turnout for the viewing was not very high, the film’s message was still received by those in attendance. Ariel O’Neal, the...

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