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Waiting For Superman, But Not For Free Food

Tonight’s free screening of “Waiting For Superman” promises some sort of food alongside the documentary, which is about the failures of American public education. The event will take place at 8 pm in Fayerweather 313. Go get your culture on! The classiest of timepieces via Wikimedia Commons.

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Twenty Seven Million Dirty Secrets: An Abolition Campaign

Remember campus character Phillip Dupree, snowball-fight purveyor extraordinaire? He’s back in action, but this time he’s throwing shots at something much more deserving than a freshperson. Dupree and fellow Columbians Megan Armstrong and Lucy Herz have started a project to combat what he calls “the world’s 27 million dirtiest secrets”—slavery in the modern world. Their I Am […]

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Free Food Alert: Muffins and Global Education

A small film crew is asking students their opinions on “global education” as part of a documentary to be shown at an upcoming conference on Columbia’s commitment to being a global university. So get to the Lerner ramps before 2 if you have a hunger for fame…and muffins!

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They’re Watching

To those who studied in Butler 210 last night— you were being watched! The reason for filming is not nearly as sinister and panopticonny as it seems. A JSchooler was getting some stock footage for a documentary about a sober house built specifically for college students. She’s investigating what drives students to alcoholism, and plans to […]

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Ittai Orr, CC’12, On “Breaking the Silence”

Two weeks ago, Ittai Orr finished a year and a half of work on a documentary about the lives of LGBTQ teenagers in his hometown of Tri-Cities, Washington. Bwog checked in with Ittai about making the film which is titled “Breaking the Silence.” Tell us why you decided to make the documentary, and how you […]

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LectureHop: Bombast Edition

Albert Maysles, with his brother and co-director David, is responsible for some of the most famous and influential documentaries of all time. If you haven’t heard of him, just pick up Grey Gardens at Kim’s. The story of two of Jackie Kennedy’s lesser-known relatives living in a crumbling Long Island mansion, it has inspired a […]

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