Thomas Cauvin, assistant professor of history at Colorado State University, is hosting a public screening event on May 9 to display his students’ short historical documentary films. Students in the History and Media Production class have been working on these documentaries throughout the semester, utilizing footage from CSU documentarian Frank Boring, CSU special collection archives, participant interviews, and other sources.
Topics of the student documentaries include:
- History of floods in Fort Collins
- History of Prohibition in Fort Collins
- Student Liberation Campaign at Colorado State University in the 1960s
- African American Rights on campus in the 1960s
- Women and Children during World War II: Leila Morrison and Winn Schendel’s experiences
This will be Cauvin’s first student film documentary screening after moving from Louisiana to Colorado State University in 2017 to teach history. According to him, his teaching, research, and projects are based on three principles: international comparison, public participation, and application of history to present-day issues.
The screening event is free to attend. No RSVP required.
Free Film Screening Event
When: Thursday, May 9 at 6 p.m.
Where: Clark A Room 202
Contact: Thomas Cauvin