"Ramona Goes to Washington," a collaborative film project videographed by and featuring alumna Ramona Gibbs '10, was accepted into the 14th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival. The film was directed by Columbia College lecturer Claudia Smith-Brinson and filmmaker Susan Hogue, and edited by Michael McClendon. The festival, held June 14th-17th, 2012, in Boston, Massachusetts, showcases and honors feature-length films, shorts, and documentaries by emerging and established filmmakers of color and has become the largest New England film festival dedicated to this genre.
"Ramona Goes to Washington" captures the 20 year old media intern's first-ever attempt to chronicle news outside her hometown SC community. Seen through the eyes of Ramona, Washington D.C. has its angry protesters, children carrying party signs, and mobs of people parading in democratic halls and malls. No voice will be unheard. Ramona journeys to learn the ways of the crowds and to make some small assessment of her country during troubled U.S. times and learns the effects and consequences of armchair politics versus the noise and effort of commitment during the height of the public healthcare debate. The film, classified as a documentary short, runs approximately 10 minutes.
For more information about the Roxbury Intetrnational Film Festival, visit www.roxburyinternationalfilmfestival.org.