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Acclaimed documentarian to screen new project at ISU

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:45:53 CDT
By: Willis Kern

Acclaimed documentarian to screen new project at ISU An internationally-acclaimed documentary filmmaker will screen his latest project at Illinois State University. Gerry Straub will show his film "Mud Pies and Kites" at Capen Auditorium. It's about Haiti before and after the devastating earthquake. Straub says he wants to help the poor by allowing them to explain their plight through film. He says the images he saw in Haiti will forever be with him.


Straub accompanied doctors as they worked their way through a fallen hillside village.

Straub says the situation appears hopeless, but he can't give up.

Listen to an interview with Gerry Straub about his experiences filming in Haiti


Straub's film is part of a socio-political film fest which also includes two projects from ISU. It's sponsored by the ISU Newman Center, School of Social Work and College of Business. The screenings begin at 7pm Wednesday evening April 4.

Watch a clip of the Prologue to "Mud Pies and Kites"


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