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Local Artists: Jon Betz

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

April 6, 2017

Walla Walla native Jon Betz, a documentary filmmaker specializing in environmental and humanitarian issues, returned to his hometown on March 29 for a special screening of his latest project, “SEED: The Untold Story,” at the Gesa Power House Theatre. The film, which Betz produced and co-directed...

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” As the amendment that ended sl...

“Amanda Knox” a raw look at the media

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2016

This past week, I attended a meeting for students planning to study abroad. Around 20 students and myself anxiously sat together, waiting for the speaker talk us through the process of choosing and applying to the available programs. As my eyes scanned down the long list of cities and countries where I cou...

Movie Review: “Paper Tigers” Documentary

Movie Review:

Eric Anderson and Martina Pansze

December 10, 2015

The documentary “Paper Tigers” focuses on a topic most people agree upon; would anyone explicitly suggest that it’s a bad thing for teens suffering from toxic stress to receive help instead of punishment? The danger, then, with this kind of documentary filmmaking is not creating a product with...

‘Boyhood’ sucessfully shows 12 years time

'Boyhood' sucessfully shows 12 years time

Nathan Fisher

September 18, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. Remember the last movie you saw where you just sat there and thought, "Wow"?  Sure, some movies are remarkable on a technical scale, some have an impressive storyline and others showcase great acting. Rarely can I find a movie able to impress on all of these leve...

Vancouver artist Joseph Wu challenges limitations of origami form

Origami figures by Joseph Wu with only one to two sheet of paper. A reception to showcase his work was held at the GAC on Tuesday October 26 from 4-6 pm.  Photo Credit: Marin Axtell

Nate Lessler

October 28, 2010

After Intercultural Center Program Advisor  Ben Wu '07 saw the PBS documentary "Between the Folds" over the summer, he was inspired to create a hands-on event on campus that would challenge commonplace views of origami. "I had never really done anything with origami, but the film really expanded my [view of it]," said Ben Wu."I kind of wanted to [create an event] that was interactive . . . I'm hoping that it will give people a differen...

Documentary filmmaker Isacsson visits campus

Visiting educator Magnus Isacsson lectures on documentaries in a global context for a Hot Doc class session.  Photo Credit: Zach Rosenberg

Nate Lessler

October 6, 2010

Canadian documentary filmmaker Magnus Isacsson has been at Whitman College for the past two weeks putting on film screenings, visiting classrooms, answering questions and teaching an evening course. The visit was made possible via funds from the O'Donnell Visiting Educator program. "The O'Donnell...

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