DTC student premieres new film

On a chilly, fall Saturday morning, Tom Andersen reached a milestone in his young career with the premiere of his latest film, “It Was Love,” at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Andersen, a senior in digital technology and culture at WSU Vancouver, is the owner and director of his own independent film company, Mahilum […]

French Film Festival brings cultural diversity

For the tenth year in a row, the Palouse French Film Festival offered students and local community members the opportunity to experience a slice of European culture. “Some of our films get more toward the history of France, some are more modern and [delve into] culture or today’s French society,” said Sabine Davis, clinical professor […]

Film documents Chicago’s Black Arts Movement

Two WSU Vancouver professors have chronicled one of America’s preeminent artistic and cultural movements in a new film. “BAM! Chicago’s Black Arts Movement” introduces viewers to more than a dozen writers, artists, musicians and community organizers who were instrumental in the campaign centered on black pride and aesthetic. People like poet Eugene Redmond, musician

Professor composes soundtrack for new film

“The Cross-Up” — a short comedy film about a mafia-like character receiving a visit from God to turn his life around — features music composed and performed by WSU’s Greg Yasinitsky, Regents professor of music, saxophone, composition, and jazz studies. The entire process for creating the soundtrack took approximately a year, Yasinitsky said. This involved […]

Historic find is subject of new documentary

Recent discoveries by a WSU history professor and his students may hold the key to an ongoing American West conflict. After nearly 10 years of research, Professor Orlan Svingen, along with students and colleagues in the WSU public history field schools, unearthed an official U.S. government document from 1870 and several supporting records that shed […]