UNCW to Host Free Screening of Student Documentaries

UNCW will host a free double-feature of the student documentaries Building a Better Wilmington: Giving and Volunteering in the Port City and Beyond the Classroom: Learning to Lead on Feb. 5. The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement is hosting the event in partnership with several other campus departments. The screening will begin at 7 p.m. in Lumina Theater, followed with a Q&A.

Building a Better Wilmington was first screened at the 2013 Cucalorus Film Festival. It features interviews with members of local nonprofits, activists, musicians and community leaders who are all currently involved in enriching Wilmington through volunteer efforts. Beyond the Classroom: Learning to Lead documents the transformative experience of 19 UNCW students enrolled in a class that focuses on leading nonprofit organizations. Viewers follow students as they complete projects such as building websites, performing budget analysis, and creating collateral materials to benefit local nonprofits.

In addition to the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement, the Department of Public and International Affairs and QENO, the event is being co-sponsored by UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services, Watson College of Education, Master of Public Administration program, Cameron School of Business, Community Partnerships, ETEAL, Department of Film Studies, Department of Communication Studies and the Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE).