Madonna Students’ Feature Film Nominated for Liberator Award
January 27, 2016
LIVONIA, Mich. – Madonna University’s Broadcast and Cinema Arts students were recently honored with a nomination in the student category of the 2015 Liberator Awards, which recognize those working to end human trafficking.
The students’ full-length, feature movie, #Enough was produced as a Senior Capstone project. Based on a true story, the movie premiered at Emagine Novi theatre in December. There will be a showing on campus Friday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m., in Kresge Hall. Everyone is welcome.
“The students are thrilled to have made a movie that helps put the spotlight on such a tragic topic,” said Madonna TV Operations and Production Manager Sue Boyd, who taught the class with filmmaker and Madonna alumnus Chris Nickin ’13.
The ceremony, held at Burton Manor in Livonia, honored those who are fighting human trafficking: individuals, student groups, law enforcement agencies, volunteers, organizations and survivors.
The Liberator Awards were created to unite people from around the state in their battle against human trafficking, and to highlight their work. The inspiration and namesake for this event is William Lloyd Garrison (1805-79), a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer who is best known for his work as the editor of the first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator. In the 1870s, Garrison also became a prominent voice for the women's suffrage movement.
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