For Immediate Release— Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Contact:
Tony Hoppa
Assistant Vice President for Communications
(585) 245-5516
thoppa@geneseo.edu

Media Advisory

SUNY Geneseo to host Hurricane Katrina
documentary filmmakers on Oct. 30

WHO:             SUNY Geneseo's Africana Studies and the Office of the Provost

WHAT:           Campus presentation of "Belly of the Basin" – a powerful documentary centering on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina told through the voices of ordinary citizens.  Filmmakers Roxanna Walker-Canton and Tina Morton will lead a discussion and Q&A afterwards.

WHEN:           The film will be presented at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, followed by a reception for the filmmakers from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

WHERE:         "Belly of the Basin" will be presented in Newton 202. The reception with the filmmakers will be held in the Lockhart Gallery at the McClellan House at 26 Main Street, Geneseo.

WHY:             "Belly of the Basin" focuses not only on the destruction of homes and buildings but on the emotional and physical loss of home that the survivors have had to cope with since Hurricane Katrina struck on August 29, 2005. Filmmakers Roxanna Walker-Canton and Tina Morton will lead a discussion and Q&A after the viewing.

CONTACT:    Emilye Crosby, associate professor of History: (585) 245-5375 or crosby@geneseo.edu. 

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This advisory was written by Sara P. Wagner, a senior English and communications major from Hilton, NY serving as a media relations intern in the Office of Communications and Publications.

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