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Carnegie Program will host public conversation with filmmaker Helen Whitney Sept. 10
The Carnegie Religion and Media Program in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will host a public conversation featuring award-winning filmmaker Helen Whitney on Monday, Sept. 10.
“A Life in Film: Spiritual Landscapes” will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3, and is free and open to the public.
Whitney will speak with Gustav Niebuhr, director of the Carnegie Program, about her recent PBS documentary “Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate.” The film is an exploration of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks through the experiences of individuals and nations.
Hendricks Chapel, in conjunction with the Carnegie Program, will host a public screening of “Forgiveness” on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. The screening is free and open to the public. Niebuhr will moderate a talk-back session with Whitney following the screening.
In her work, Whitney, winner of Emmy, Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards, brings together storytelling, journalism, filmmaking and more. She made “Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero,” a film about how people interpreted the attack on the World Trade Center.
A filmmaker for more than 40 years, Whitney has had documentary work appear on ABC’s “Closeup” and the PBS “American Masters” series, as well as on “FRONTLINE.” Her documentaries have ranged over a wide variety of subjects, among them: youth gangs, presidential candidates, the mentally ill, a Trappist monastery, Pope John Paul II and the class structure of Great Britain.