“Through Their Eyes” Takes BEA Documentary Award

WASHINGTON, DC, 11 February 2014 — We’re proud to announce that our film, “Through Their Eyes,” won the Award of Excellence in the Long Form Faculty Documentary Competition at the Broadcast Education Association’s (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. The festival is open to BEA individual faculty and student members. We released “Through Their Eyes,” a […]

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“Through Their Eyes,” the Trailer

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 November 2012 — This is the trailer of our upcoming film, “Through Their Eyes,” about six American University students who studied in Cuba during fall semester 2011. You can watch it HERE. We get to know this diverse group of students as they explore Cuba. Each changes in subtle but profound ways […]

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AU Abroad Takes Sony Cameras to Semester in Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, 7 September 2012 — The sun also rises over Havana, Cuba, from where I just returned after having spent a week supervising my “Photojournalism and Social Documentary” class, to be taught this semester by a Cuban instructor. This is the early-morning view from my room on the 8th floor of the Hotel Presidente, […]

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AU Abroad Students Explore Cuban History, Culture, Politics

BANAO, Cuba, 2 October 2011 – AU Abroad students Chelsea Crandall (above left) and Dara Jackson-Garrett negotiate a swift-running creek on a nature preserve just outside this Cuban city. Efrain Ramirez can be seen on the far right. BANAO, Cuba, 2 October 2011 – A Cuban ranch hand (above) prepares mules for American University students […]

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AU Abroad Students Immerse in Cuban Culture

HAVANA, Cuba, 12 September 2011 — AU Abroad students arrive for another week of classes at Casa de las Americas, Cuba’s premier cultural center. The AU students are taking a total of five classes at Casa, four of them taught by Cuban professors. I am teaching my Photojournalism and Social Documentary class, a stepping stone […]

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AU Abroad Students Explore Havana, Cuba

HAVANA, Cuba, 11 September 2011 — AU Abroad students board a crowded bus to reach a church service in Centro Habana on Sunday 11 September. The AU students are spending fall semester in the Cuban capital where they are studying at Casa de las Americas, this Caribbean nation’s premier cultural center. The students are taking […]

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