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Holy Water-Gate: Abuse Cover-up in the Catholic Church
Producer, Director, Writer. Mary Healey. DVD, Digibeta. Dist. Filmmakers Library, NY, NY. 2004.
Broadcasts: SBSAustralia 2004 - 2006, TVE Spain 2005, DR Denmark 2005, RTSI Switzerland 2005, CBC Canada 2004 - 2006, ShowTime, USA 2005. Austria ORF, February 23, 2010.
To be Broadcast: November 28, 2010, Documentary Channel, USA
Hidden in the Leaves 24 minutes
Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer. Mary Healey Jamiel.
Broadcasts: Rhode Island PBS. June 15, June 18, June 22, June 27, 2008. Repeated: July 2009, May 2010.
Mary Healey Jamiel came to the University in 1996. Her work examines complex subject matter such as child sexual abuse, global climate change, and Lyme Disease.
As an educator, her goal is to create an active and dynamic classroom environment where each student is encouraged to cultivate a considered connection to the core course materials at hand —through the use of journals, readings, written analysis, oral presentations, filmed exercises and discussion. She has developed a strong conviction that encouraging students to practice critical, independent thinking strengthens their analytical skills in media criticism and their authorial practices in documentary production.
Mary is particularly passionate about teaching documentary research, introductory and advanced production, and documentary history. In her courses, film media analysis, production aesthetics, and ethics are the focal points of discussion. The documentary -- as a medium and as a process -- can provide students, like filmmakers, with good opportunities to raise new questions and provoke meaningful educational, social, and political discourse. In documentary courses, students critique a diverse collection of historic and contemporary films and develop original documentary film ideas. Students are encouraged to shape their own critical and aesthetic approaches to their films through research, creative writing, discussion and filmed exercises. As a result, when students implement their ideas, they are better prepared to make difficult decisions, and adopt ethical, considered strategies for authorial representation.
Harrington School of Communication and Media Lecturer, Dr. Samara Anarbaeva, presents her paper exploring the construction of Second Life avatar's identity in terms of race, gender, and fashion.
Dr. McClure received the 2010 NCA Outstanding Article Award for "Kenneth Burke's Dramatic Form Criticism," coauthored with F. D. Anderson and A. King, in Rhetorical Criticism, edited by J. A. Kuypers.