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Filmmaker gives ‘Blunt Edge’ to documentary

By Shardae Smith

November 8, 2010

Wonjung Bae said she may not be able to fully communicate with people in everyday life, but once she starts making a film she knows exactly how to get her point across. The 28-year-old film and video graduate student won the 2010 Directors Guild Student Film award for her 11-minute HD documentary, "Vera Klement: Blunt Edge," in October.The Directors Guild of America selects filmmakers who are African-American, Asian-American, Latino ...

IDOC commits to change prison visitation

By SpencerRoush

November 23, 2009

Anger, loneliness, sadness and alienation are all feelings the child of an incarcerated parent may experience. Visitation between parents and children is believed to be the answer to limit the amount of trauma. Until now, Illinois prison visitation procedures haven’t been child friendly but, that may be changing.The Community Renewal Society, a group that advocates for social and economic issues, launched the Children of...

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