Political yet Personal: Student Documentaries Explore Torture and Immigration

June 16, 2015


A former military police officer attempts to reconcile his love for music with the memory of hearing it used as a weapon while stationed at Guantanamo Bay.

An immigrant family from Cuba mourns the loss of their wife/mother/grandmother thousands of miles from the place they know as home.

These are the real stories behind two documentaries filmed, edited and produced by Ashley Blasczyk '15 and Joyzel Acevedo '15 as part of their Film and Media Studies senior thesis projects.

Valley of the Sugar Mills

Submitted by Susan G. Englehardt on Wednesday, 3/23/2011, at 4:21 PM

Amherst College Professor Lucia M. Suárez to Deliver Talk on Conflicts, Heartache and Love in Cuban Literature and Film April 10

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
March 20, 2008 Contact: Emanuel Costache '09 Media Relations Intern 413/542-2321 Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College Faculty and Students Report on Recent Trip to Cuba April 24

April 19, 2001 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

“Guantanamo: How Should We Respond?” Teach-In at Amherst College Oct. 5