Connecticut Nursing Board Requests Student Films

Chris Skorik '09 edits his film on male nurses.

Chris Skorik '09 edits his film on male nurses.

The Connecticut League For Nursing Board has requested Wesleyan students enrolled in the class, “Making the Science Documentary,” show and display samples of their films during the board’s annual convention June 4 in Portland, Conn.

The science and film hybrid class, designated a Service Learning Course, was designed to introduce students to topics in the life sciences and the basics of documentary filmmaking, in order to teach students the skills and art of communicating science-related issues through visual media.

The class was co-taught by Manju Hingorani, associate professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, and Jacob Bricca, adjunct assistant professor of film studies. The nursing profession was the topic of this year’s films.