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Professor’s documentary, ‘Peace Officer,’ wins two awards at SXSW Film Festival

Online Editor

March 23, 2015

“Peace Officer,” a documentary directed, shot and produced by St. Edward’s University professor Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber, took home the Grand Jury Award and the Audience Award during its premiere week at the SXS...

Unlikely male ‘My Little Pony’ fans exposed in documentary

Reporter

April 10, 2014

What do loyalty, honesty, generosity, kindness, laughter and magic have in common with adult men? The first six mentioned make up the Elements of Harmony that represent the strongest magic known in Equestria. Still confused?The docu...

Powerful documentary examines a less than traditional marriage

Life & Arts Editor

April 30, 2013

For Monica and David, the subjects of the 2009 documentary “Monica & David,” marriage life doesn’t mean independence from their family. The couple in their 30s have Down Syndrome and, despite being married, are still t...

Shocking film portrays reality of a life of poverty and crime

Reporter

March 6, 2013

"Snow on Tha Bluff" is a documentary of an obscure world with detailed language, specific currency, and a strict hierarchy unfound in the majority of the United States. Because the accents make it difficult to understand many of...

Documentary filmmaker discusses consequences of fracking

Reporter

November 7, 2012

The Oscar-nominated director of the American documentary, “Gasland,” came to St. Edward’s University on Oct. 29 to answer questions and discuss his film and firsthand perspective of the impacts of drilling for natural gas...

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