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FSU Presents Documentary “Journey to a Hate Free Millennium”
09/10/2007

Frostburg State University’s Division of Student and Educational Services will present the award-winning documentary, “Journey to a Hate Free Millennium,” on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall. The event will also include a presentation by the film’s producer/director Brent Scarpo.

“Journey to a Hate Free Millennium” seeks solutions to ending hate and hate crimes. The film centers around true stories taken from national headlines, including the student shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.; the tortuous dragging death of James Byrd Jr., an African-American man in Texas; and the brutal beating and death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student in Wyoming.

The 35-minute documentary addresses the subject of hate by searching out the origins of how hate is “taught and learned.” Viewers are encouraged to create their own vision of a world free of hate, where senseless acts of violence are a thing of the past.

Filmmaker Scarpo has 15 years experience as a producer, writer, director, actor and casting director in Hollywood. In addition to his work on “Journey to a Hate Free Millennium,” he is the founder of the non-profit New Light Media, which is aims to stimulate, educate and impact the world through multimedia works. Prior to founding New Light Media, Scarpo served as a casting director for six years, casting television projects, commercials and motion pictures including the films “The Shawshank Redemption,” “That Thing You Do” and “Air Force One.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the FSU Student and Educational Services Office at (301)-687-4311.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu