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Abigail Disney to screen films for William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series

April 11, 2017
Contact: 

David O’Shields, director, William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series, 319-273-3791, richard.oshields@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Documentary filmmaker Abigail Disney will visit the University of Northern Iowa on April 24 and 25 to screen two of her works. “The Armor of Light” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, in Lang Hall Auditorium, and “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, in Sabin Hall Auditorium, Room 002. Disney will also hold a public lecture at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, in the Rod Library ScholarSpace, Room 301.

Abigail Disney

Disney is a filmmaker, philanthropist, and CEO and president of Fork Films. She is also the founder and president of Peace is Loud, a nonprofit organization that highlights the stories of women who are stepping up for peace and resisting violence in their communities. Her films have been nominated for multiple awards, including her first film, “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” which won Best Documentary Feature at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. “The Armor of Light” marks her directorial debut.

Disney is the fifth visiting filmmaker in the William and Stephanie Clohesy Film Series. The goal of the series is to bring the world’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers to UNI. The series is sponsored by the UNI Department of Communications Studies and supported by the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Office of the President, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, and Friends of the Series.

All screening events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact David O’Shields, director of the William and Stephanie Clohesy Documentary Film Series, at 319-273-3791 or richard.oshields@uni.edu, or visit www.clohesyseries.com.