Medill Documentaries: A Summer of Stories

If you’re in the Chicago area this Thursday, please join us:

A SPECIAL SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARIES FROM MEDILL MASTER OF SCIENCE IN JOURNALISM CANDIDATES

Peace Dogs – Dan Sauer came back from the first Gulf War with a traumatic brain injury, shrapnel in his eye and a case of post-traumatic stress disorder. Chloe was abandoned when disaster struck Joplin, Mo., and later rescued from an animal shelter. A story of how a little dog helps a big marine live a more normal, peaceful life.

Grass-fed Roots: The Q7 Story – Dave Rand is not your regular everyman: Husband, forager for high-quality sustainable food, and, most recently, a grass-fed beef entrepreneur at Quarter Circle 7 Ranch. Dave has become a fixture in Chicago’s local food scene. But when a crisis strikes Q7 Beef, it rocks Dave and the young company to the core.

Gingarte – Mestra Marisa Cordeiro founded Gingarte Capoeira Chicago, the city’s first to teach the Afro-Brazilian martial-art-form. After running the school for more than twenty years, Marisa prepares her students to take the reins.

The Man Behind the Mill – When Dave Jemilo bought a piece of Chicago history, an erstwhile speakeasy called The Green Mill, he wanted to do more than just preserve an icon. Over 26 years he has restored the uptown jazz haven and cocktail lounge to its former glory and, in the process, revitalized himself.

366 – What would compel a young father to devote himself to doing a random act of kindness every day during a leap year? Ryan Garcia says he has one great reason for doing 366 good deeds.

Knowing Nick & Nate — The moving story of a family’s quest to show how their two autistic boys are just like any other.

7:00 – 9:00 PM
THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
MCCORMICK-TRIBUNE CENTER FORUM
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
1870 CAMPUS DRIVE
EVANSTON, IL

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