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Film and Media Studies presents "The Hottest August" with Brett Story.

Brett Story is an award-winning filmmaker and writer based out of Toronto. Her films have screened in theaters and festivals widely, including at CPH-DOX, SXSW, Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc Fest. She is the director of the critically acclaimed feature documentaries The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016) and The Hottest August (2019), and author of the book Prison Land. Brett has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Sundance Documentary Institute and she was named one of Variety’s 10 Documentary Filmmakers to Watch in 2019.

The inaugural Paulette Douglas Filmmaker-in-Residence is sponsored by Earl D. (Woody) Freiman ’77 in memory of his wife, Paulette Douglas.

Brett Story will return to Colgate next in the spring semester for a sustained engagement with Film and Media Studies students, faculty and the wider Colgate community.

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