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MMC Graduate Film Exposes Odyssey of African Migrants

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"Surviving the Ordeal" by Juan Medina

ROCKPORT – Maine Media Workshops & College welcomes the community to a free public screening of a compelling documentary film from MFA graduate Dominique Mollard. “Adrift: People of A Lesser God” will be presentedat 8:00pm, Thursday, June 24 in Union Hall Theater in Rockport Village.

Union Hall is located at 2 Central Street in Rockport Village. The Theater is on the second floor. For more information on programs and all free community events at the Maine Media Workshops, call 207-236-8581, email info@mainemedia.edu, or visit the school’s website at www.mainemedia.edu.

Now in its 37th year, Maine Media Workshops & College is an international education center offering over year-round workshops and college programs for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. Maine Media College offers one-year professional certificate programs and a low-residency MFA degree program.

Mollard’s thesis project, “Adrift” was first screened last fall as part of an MFA Retreat at the college. This extraordinary film chronicles an ill-fated attempt by a number of Sub-Saharan African migrants, risking their lives in search of a better future, to reach the Spanish Canary Islands. Dominique secures transportation, itself a tortuous process, and then accompanies the 38 Africans in a small, leaking fishing boat on the perilous, 720-mile journey. All of this, Dominique filmed.

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