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Rockford University to Screen Student Documentary ‘The Monster Within’ Saturday

11/03/2017 9:35 am

Rockford University will host a free screening of “The Monster Within,” a documentary produced by the Harlem High School Veteran Project, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 in Clark Arts Center’s Maddox Theatre.

The film, which was shown at the acclaimed Beloit International Film Festival this year, focuses on the post-war struggles that American veterans Alex Feggestad and James Thew faced when returning to home to the states after deployment. Students and teachers at the Machesney Park high school have been telling the stories of American Veterans and uncovering the realities of war through the Harlem Veteran Project since 2012.

A Q&A with the filmmakers and featured veterans will follow the screening. In addition, two teacher panelists will address the use of oral histories in the classroom. This public event, made possible by funding from the Library of Congress, will be held on the Rockford University campus at 5050 East State Street in Rockford.

For more information, please contact Visiting Assistant Professor Colleen M. Kennedy, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, at CKennedy@rockford.edu or 815-226-4115