Last March, Catherine Tatge left a Winchester Academy audience stunned, moved to tears and inspired with her students’ documentary clips of four Holocaust survivors.
Tatge will return to Winchester Academy at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
She will present five short films that were made by her students at Lawrence University in Appleton for “The Civic Life Project.”
The project was designed to challenge students to learn more about democracy and their community, to find their voice through the creation of documentary films, and to become engaged citizens.
The films the students researched and produced include:
• “Homeless Veterans of the Fox Valley,” an examination of the challenges facing veterans re-acclimating to civilian life.
• “Walking Alone,” a look at homophobia and the consequences teens suffer from its isolation and rejection.
• “Rooted,” the Hmong community’s struggle between assimilation and maintaining cultural identity.
• “Adelante,” the plight of undocumented teenage immigrants.
• “Muted,” uncovering victims of sex trafficking in Appleton.
A producer and director of ward-winning documentaries for more than 25 years, Tatge is now nearing the end of her period as artist in residence at Lawrence University, her alma mater.
Free and open to the public, Tatge’s program is sponsored by Judith Catlin.
Funding for Winchester Academy comes primarily from contributions, including program sponsorships, which are tax deductible. For more information, visit winchesteracademywaupaca.com, or contact executive director Ann Beurger Linden at 715-258-2927 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.