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Social media student Skypes with world-famous artist in China

When Eastern Mennonite University junior Victoria Gunawan began keeping a blog for her “Social Media” class on the internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, she had no idea that she would eventually get to post a personal interview with Ai conducted via Skype. Paulette Moore, wh ...More

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Award-winning filmmaking shows powerful role of media in sparking deep conversations and social change

In a new approach to promoting peaceful communities, graduate students at Eastern Mennonite University are leading conversation around an award-winning documentary about people who collaborated to paint massive murals in Philadelphia. A unique twist to the documentary, Concrete, Steel and Paint, is that the painters include men incarcerated in a maximum-security prison as well as ...More

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Acclaimed photojournalists explore “optimism and ingenuity” of Brazilians in exhibit opening Feb. 14

“Sonhos e Saudades” – the Portuguese title of an exhibit by acclaimed photojournalists Tyrone Turner and Susan Sterner – means “dreams and longings.” “Brazilians are big dreamers, incredibly optimistic,” Sterner explained in a recent telephone interview, reflecting on the time, 1998-’00, when she and Turner, her professional partner and husband, worked in N ...More

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Student Academy Award Winning Artist to Premiere Work at EMU

Tal Shamir, a 2011 Student Academy Award winner, will premiere his latest video installation, “Di-Framing Vermeers,” on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). The installation will include raw footage from Shamir’s 2011 Academy Award winning film, “The Vermeers.” Shamir proposes to exhibi ...More

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‘Weaving Life’ Documentary Wins Award

Weaving Life, a documentary on the life and death of peacemaker Dan Terry in Afghanistan, has received a gold “Pixie” award for innovation in the use of motion graphics, effects and animation. The 4th Annual Pixie Awards, sponsored by the American Pixel Academy (encompassing th ...More

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ABC-TV to Broadcast “Weaving Life: The Life and Death of Peacemaker Dan Terry”

“Weaving Life: The Life and Death of Peacemaker Dan Terry,” will air on network TV from Sunday, October 21-December 16, 2012, at the discretion of participating ABC stations. Weaving Life tells how Dan Terry, a United Methodist who worked with numerous Mennonites through the years, wove relationships, joy, partnership and understanding into his lifelong work in Afghanistan. T ...More

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A Humanitarian’s Story

Courtesy Daily News Record, May 1, 2012 Dan Terry devoted his life to helping Afghan people. For nearly four decades, the humanitarian aid worker coordinated small-scale community development projects throughout the struggling country until his murder in 2010. “I never know how to describe what my dad did. Every time I called him, he was doing something different ...More

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“Weaving Life” Documentary to Highlight Life of Dan Terry

Dan Terry, 64, was among 10 humanitarian aid workers assassinated in Afghanistan in August 2010, but his remarkable life cannot be defined by his brutal death. Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Visual and Communication Arts students, intrigued by Terry’s story of commitment and humility, will present a documentary, “Weaving Life,” that explor ...More

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Former White House Photographer to Host Exhibit

A former White House photographer will present a multimedia exhibit using photography, video and aprons to express the intricate and powerful lives of women throughout Central and South America. Susan Sterner, director of the MA in new media photography and associate professor of photojournalism a ...More

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Art, Peacebuilding Combine in Exhibition

Eastern Mennonite University’s Visual and Communication Arts (VaCA), in collaboration with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), presents artist-in-residence and CJP student Frances Miller and her art/performance installation “Renaming Infinity, in Search of a God Who Looks Like Me,” Saturda ...More