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“The NEA Tapes” presentation scheduled for Jan. 28
Jan 16, 2004

OLIVET, Mich. Documentary filmmakers Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf will present on The NEA Tapes 54 Voices in 60 Minutes, as part of Olivet Colleges Lecture and Symposium Series Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the colleges Mott Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The NEA (or National Endowment for the Arts) Tapes is a documentary film about increased censorship and decreased funding for the arts in America. In addition, the film explores the history and politics of why the NEA was created and its struggle to fund free expression and diversity. Contemporary art, censorship and public funding of culture will be discussed.

Lamarre and Wolf, creators of The NEA Tapes, are co-executive directors of Eidia House, a non-profit forum for artists, scholars, poets, writers, architects and others. Their previous video projects include The Chelsea Tapes and The Starving Artists Cookbook/Video. The Chelsea Tapes was awarded Best Non-Narrative Video at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1986.


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