A River Runs Through It: Nile Project Documentary to Screen at Cape Fear Film Festival

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Recent scorching summer temps have reminded North Carolinians to not take water for granted. Unfortunately, on some continents, water scarcity is not a seasonal problem.

In 2011, musicians from the 11 Nile countries formed The Nile Project to promote the sustainable use of the world’s longest river. Collectively, they compose and perform music with instruments, languages and styles native to the Nile Basin, while inspiring a larger conversation about conservation of their shared ecosystem.

In March 2017, the UNCW Office of the Arts hosted a residency of The Nile Project, with support from the North Carolina Arts Council. The group’s concert and four-day residency were visually captured by UNCW’s media production team and “The Nile Project at UNCW” has been selected to screen at the 2019 Cape Fear Independent Film Festival June 6-8.

Jesse Bradley, director of media production, served as producer/director. Office of University Relations staff members Krista McKinney served as director/editor with Bradley Pearce contributing to cinematography and Jeff Janowski photography, respectively.  

“This project was a great collaboration with the UNCW Office of Arts and we are excited it will screen in Wilmington. I’m proud of the work my team does to tell the stories of UNCW and our community,” said Bradley.

The OUR Media Production team highlights the academic and institutional achievements of the university via video production, still photography and multimedia campaigns. Their work has earned them numerous Telly Awards.

“The Nile Project at UNCW” will screen at 7 p.m. on June 6 at the Ironclad Brewery, located at 115 N. 2nd Street. See the trailer here.

-- Caroline Cropp