Graduate student will screen documentary April 21 -- April 2011

All are invited to an April 21 screening of “Fatuma,” a new documentary by Journalism master’s degree candidate Kirsten Boele. The film will be shown in the Cesar Chavez Building, Room 400, at 4:30 p.m. Free refreshments will be served.

Of the 10.5 million refugees in the world only 1 percent get the chance to resettle in another country and start a new life. Fatuma is one of them.

Boele followed the refugee from Sudan for months upon her arrival in Tucson after spending four years in a refugee camp. The film is a compassionate look at how Fatuma, with three young children and pregnant with a fourth, starts a new life from scratch in the United States.

Boele is one of four M.A. students who will be defending their theses or final projects this spring, three years after the J School reopened admission to its graduate program. Boele’s defense of her documentary will follow the screening of “Fatuma,” which will include a Q&A with the audience.

Three other journalism graduate students are planning to defend their theses and/or final projects this spring. They are:

• Clayton Norman: "The Effect of Meth on the Tucson Community"
• Bethany Conway: 'Medical Malady': Second-Level Agenda Setting and Public Approval of 'Obamacare'
• Curtis Prendergast: "Framing SB 1070: Brewer, Boycotts, and Blame"

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