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Products for grant AE-277710-21

A Bridge to Humanities Pathways in College: Using Film Production to Explore Local Culture and History
Ari Laskin, Helena College

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No Ordinary Time (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: No Ordinary Time
Writer: Student writers
Director: Student Directors
Producer: Student Producers
Abstract: Local high school students explore the 1918 Spanish Flu in Montana to come to terms with their own experience of the current pandemic in the film, No Ordinary Time. They focus on the overlooked impact of the Spanish Flu pandemic on Montana, one of the hardest hit states with the country’s third-highest mortality rate. The Spanish Flu claimed 1% of Montana’s population (5,000 lives) in 1918-1919. What can we learn from this earlier virus and our successes and missteps in responding to it? Working with local historians, filmmakers, professors, and health officials, students produced this film in a 2-week immersive summer-bridge program offered through Helena College.
Year: 2021
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Access Model: open access
Format: Video

The People's House (Film/TV/Video Broadcast or Recording)
Title: The People's House
Writer: Student writing department
Director: The student director/writer department
Producer: The student production department.
Abstract: Montana’s capitol, designed at the end of the 19th century, was intended to be the “people’s house,” uniting diverse interests across what was then just a territory to form the 41st state. But does it continue to live up to those principles today? Does it still speak to all Montanans? The student filmmakers of the Humanities Through Film Summer Bridge Program present The People’s House, a documentary analyzing the past and present of the state Capitol to answer the question: who's in and who's out at the people's house?
Year: 2022
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Format: Film