A look inside UMD professor’s “Queen of the Capital” drag documentary

by Philip Van Slooten A Philip Merrill College of Journalism professor screened his film documenting a D.C. drag performer’s year-long journey through an imperial court competition at Maryland’s Chesapeake Film Festival on Oct. 8. Journalism professor Josh Davidsburg and former students Alex Glass, Alanna Delfino and Brandi Vincent filmed “Queen of the Capital” about Department of Labor employee Daniel Hays from 2014 to 2015. The … Continue reading A look inside UMD professor’s “Queen of the Capital” drag documentary

“Free Angela and Political Prisoners” educates audience on prolific activist

By Vanessa Reis Nonprofit organization Current Movements hosted a screening of Shola Lynch’s Free Angela and Political Prisoners Saturday night at the Eaton Workshop in Washington, D.C., documenting Angela Davis’ transformation into a revolutionary icon in this film directed by Shola Lynch. According to their Facebook page, Current Movements aims to connect grassroots activists, movements and organizations through art, film and technology. This screening marked … Continue reading “Free Angela and Political Prisoners” educates audience on prolific activist

“A Bold Peace” screening sheds light on Costa Rican history

By Vanessa Reis Students who gathered in South Campus Commons last Monday night to watch the screening of “A Bold Peace: Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization” learned about the journey that led Costa Ricans to be some of the happiest people on the planet. It’s true: Costa Rica ranks No. 1 in the Happy Planet Index, a site that measures how well nations are doing … Continue reading “A Bold Peace” screening sheds light on Costa Rican history