YOUNG FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE WORK AT 16TH ANNUAL DIOGENES FILM FESTIVAL
Some excellent examples of how visual media can illuminate the world around us were on display this last week in the 16th Annual Diogenes Film Festival, hosted at the Cameo Cinema in Saint Helena, California. As a showcase for student work, the festival was a lively example of how young filmmakers, with a spirit of inquiry, are quite capable of creating provocative short films that provide insight into contemporary life.
Students from Pacific Union College who participate must demonstrate their talent and skills in diverse and emotionally rich ways.
Sarah Martinez’s thesis film “Charlie” follows a creative young girl struggling to care for her disabled parents while yearning for the simple joys of being a child.
Gabriela Talavera’s film, “The Land Bleeds Still,” is a documentary about the filmmaker’s discovery of how her own family history, and how the decades of armed conflict in El Salvador shaped the lives of her family, especially those of her mother and grandmother—and how it is now impacting her own life.
Pacific Union College is committed to helping young people like these find ways to discover and express their perspectives and beliefs—and to create an environment where their talents can be nurtured and developed. We are so proud of what they are doing, and the productive and effective storytellers that they are becoming.
Follow the Diogenes Film Festival at: https://www.facebook.com/diogenesfilmfestival/
Learn more about the PUC Visual Arts Program at: https://www.puc.edu/academics/departments/visual-arts/home
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YOUTH RUSH PARTICIPANTS GEAR UP FOR SUMMER OF MINISTRY
In cities around the Pacific Union, young people are getting ready for a 10-week, mission-based experience with the potential to change lives. This summer, Youth Rush will engage 290 students in Literature Ministries in 25 locations across the Pacific Union. Starting this next week, these young people, ages 16-25, will start working in many of our communities with a single mission and purpose: to help bring health, healing, and hope to people through life-changing resources and effective personal interaction. We are praying for this ministry—and for the opportunities for sharing faith and the deepening of their own faith—that this ministry affords these young people.
Youth Rush Cities for Summer 2018:
Phoenix, AZ, San Marcos, San Diego, Hawthorne, San Fernando Valley, W. Covina, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Bakersfield, Merced, Modesto, Visalia, Salinas, Santa Maria, San Jose, Antioch, Sacramento, Meadow Vista , Cedar City, UT, Salt Lake City, UT, South Lake Tahoe, NV, Susanville, CA, Reno, NV, Las Vegas, NV
Learn more about Youth Rush in:
Nevada and Utah
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The Apostle Paul noted the great diversity of life, and reminded those to whom he was speaking that God gives everyone life and breadth, across all of history and in every situation. Then he said,
“God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’”—Acts 17:27-28, NIV