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Sam Cooke documentary recaps life, accomplishments of activist

Sam Cooke documentary recaps life, accomplishments of activist

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer March 19, 2019

“The Two Killings of Sam Cooke” chronicles the life of the singer, writer and political activist who used his platform as a crossover artist to create change. The title refers to his physical death...

Ginsburg documentary inspirational, full of humanity

Ginsburg documentary inspirational, full of humanity

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer October 23, 2018

After the 2016 election, the political climate of our country is more polarized than ever. It seems as if the divide will only grow more. Yet, there is a champion all can believe in. Her name...

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‘Two Elephants’ to make campus debut

Emma Corry, Staff Writer September 25, 2018

Erin Gibson premiered her eight-year-long project, a documentary titled “Two Elephants” in May and the WNIN Old National Public Theatre. The film follows the story of Kay and Bunny, two elephants previously...

Nurse practitioner Jessica MacLeod studies a prescription pill bottle in the home of Wink and Patty Sherill. The Sherill’s are two of the subjects in “The Invisible Patients.” After being found without their prescriptions in their system they were no longer supported by their doctor.

Film makes ‘Invisible Patients’ visible

Locally-produced documentary showcases in-home care
Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief September 7, 2016

During her first week as an in-home nurse practitioner Jessica MacLeod almost quit. MacLeod said the discomfort of entering a stranger’s home, the complexity of their medical needs and the emotional...

Award-winning filmmaker returns to USI

Award-winning filmmaker returns to USI

Brenna Cameron September 4, 2014

  John Imber's life as an artist took a sharp turn after his right hand began to deteriorate. In the fall of 2012, Imber was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a fatal...

“The Square”

Bobby Shipman February 5, 2014

Raw footage, brutal imagery and real-life stories provide a shocking look into the ongoing Egyptian Revolution in Netflix’s documentary “The Square.” The documentary, directed by Jehane Noujaim,...

“Blackfish”

Bobby Shipman January 29, 2014

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite came under a lot of heat for her controversial documentary “Blackfish.” The movie documents the abusive treatment of orcas (killer whales) while in captivity. Tear-jerking...

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