Welcome Home Brother, a film created by two recent UT graduates as part of Land Grant Films’ Defender of Dreams documentary series, received a nomination in the topical documentary category of the Midsouth Regional Emmys.
The Nashville Film Festival has announced Welcome Home Brother, directed by School of Journalism and Electronic Media seniors Isaac Fowler and Tim Morris, as an official selection in its short documentary category.
The festival is an Academy Award–qualifying competition and received more than 6,000 entries for 2018.
Fowler and Morris’s eight-minute film documents the experiences of three Vietnam veterans as they find their voice in East Tennessee through the help of the Bill Robinson Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association.
Nick Geidner, JEM assistant professor, and his students have been working on another Landgrant Films documentary about refugee families resettled in the Knoxville area. Local Knoxville station WBIR-TV produced a news story about the project. To view the story about this unique learning opportunity, view the story at http://www.wbir.com/news/local/ut-students-professor-produce-documentary-on-refugees/451375262.
When the World Food Championships—sometimes called the Olympics of the culinary world—took place in Orange Beach, Alabama, Nov. 10-13, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was behind the scenes and on the sidelines.
Journalism and Electronic Media Professors Rob Heller and Nick Geidner took their students to Alabama to photograph and video record the World Food Championships, which included a military chef challenge and cooking competitions focused on bacon, steak, seafood, recipes, sandwiches, burgers, barbecue, chili and desserts.
A documentary made by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students chronicling the Medal of Honor Convention held in Knoxville in September 2014 will premiere on March 26.
"Conspicuous Gallantry: The 2014 Medal of Honor Convention" will be shown at 7 p.m. at the East Tennessee Historical Society, 601 S. Gay St., Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public.