The Canisius College Video Institute will premiere its latest film, “Love Conquers Fear: Lessons in Boxing and Life,” tonight, Monday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Commons. The event is free and open to the public. A panel discussion and refreshments will be included.
The film focuses on a youth boxing program created for the purpose of helping high school students grow and develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Many of the participants are from Buffalo’s international high school, having recently relocated from third-world countries. Faith-based “life lessons” are woven seamlessly into each boxing lesson. The film was produced by digital media arts students Alex Kontak ’19 and Ryan Gelder ’19.
Under the direction of Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of communication studies, and Jamie O’Neil, associate professor of communication studies, the award-winning Canisius College Video Institute provides students with opportunities to put their classroom lessons to work on projects that enrich their learning and benefit the greater community. Students produce social documentaries and service-oriented videos – all connected by the theme of social justice – to promote discourse on ethical, social and cultural issues relevant to the world today.
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Submitted by: David Goodwin, graduate assistant, Communication Studies