April 24, 2016 ALL

Today: JCU Documentary Short Premieres: A Horse for Alhazen

The past two years several JCU students have worked with philosophy professor Chris Rawls on short documentaries from inception and filming through editing and a premiere on campus. Our first doc short, The Delay, is about racism in America. It was received well by both the JCU community and at one short documentary film festival and competition in La Jolla, California where both students and professor (a PhD candidate at the time) received an Award of Recognition for All Student Female Crew!

Our second doc short A Horse for Alhazen is scheduled to premiere this Sunday, April 24 at 6 p.m. in Dolan Auditorium after a year in production! Please join us for 30 minutes of fun which weaves together the history of film and the invention of photography (“to draw light”), the nature of optics and art in philosophy, and the rise and success of equine therapy across Ohio. Your own French and Film Studies professor, Francoise Rolland, of JCU narrates the cinematic journey. Light snacks will be provided before the screening.

A Horse for Alhazen is free and open to the public.

We hope you will join us!