Student films receive CINE Golden Eagle Awards

Sarah Lee

A suite of films made after the 2014 Rwanda trip and a film made during the 2014 Righteous Conversations Project received special recognition in the 2015 CINE Golden Eagle Awards.

The Rwanda suite won in the Youth Documentary Short category, and the Righteous Conversations Project film was a finalist.

Recipients of these honors were announced Sept. 8.

The Rwanda suite consisted of three films.

They were “Reweaving: Rwanda After Rape,” written, directed and edited by Katherine Calvert ’15; “The Rhythm of Healing,” directed and written by Imani Cook-Gist ’15 and edited by Danielle Stolz ’15; and “Cut the Tall Trees: The Killing Power of Words,” directed by Noah Bennet ’15 and Max Cho ’15, edited by Cho and written by Bennet.

The other film made during the Righteous Conversations Project was titled “Curt Lowens: A Life of Changes,” directed by Justin Binder, August Blum, Robert Carslon, Levi Glaser, George Khabbaz, Kayla Mossanen and Tammy Shine. It told the story of a man’s life during the Holocaust.

“All those films are about social issues, genocide and Holocaust awareness, so I think it distinguishes us as a school that cares about larger issues, that cares about history,” Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke said.