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Reel to Real' film at UNI explores death by lynching

January 15, 2003
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Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, (319) 273-2683
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The next film in the University of Northern Iowa's 'Reel to Real' film series will be 'Lynching: The Heinous Past,' which shows in depth how lynching is not just a harsh chapter in history books. It will include an interview with James Cameron, a man from Marion, Indiana who narrowly escaped being lynched by an angry mob for a crime he never committed. The film will be shown from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Maucker Union University Room South.

Guy Sims, associate director of Maucker Union, said the film is part of the year-long Reel to Real film series that presents films worthy of reflection, discussion, challenge and criticism.

The series, sponsored by the Maucker Union Student Activities office, will continue Feb. 19, with 'Beautiful Piggies,' a revealing self-portrait of an overeater.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Guy Sims at (319) 273-2683.