The Art of Dissent Distribution
A Nebraska filmmaker got some good news about his latest movie. A documentary produced University of Nebraska-Lincoln history professor James Le Sueur will now be available to a wider audience, thanks to an agreement with a major distribution company.
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[00:00:00.610]James Le Seuer is celebrating a new milestone
[00:00:03.320]for his film.
[00:00:04.153]The art of dissent,
[00:00:05.270]that follows dissidence in Czechoslovakia
[00:00:07.630]before and after the Soviet led invasion of 1968.
[00:00:11.690]The movie has earned international awards and acclaim.
[00:00:15.380]Because of that. And the success of the movie,
[00:00:17.940]the movie was picked up by our distributor,
[00:00:20.610]which is Gravitas ventures,
[00:00:22.000]which is the largest distributor in North America.
[00:00:25.140]Because of the distribution deal.
[00:00:26.860]The film will be available on cable television and internet
[00:00:30.050]video platforms, including iTunes and Amazon.
[00:00:33.810]It's a very prestigious and powerful distributor.
[00:00:36.700]Uh it's one of the best in the world.
[00:00:38.157]And so our movie has a good home now.
[00:00:40.330]Le Seuer has been working on a new film
[00:00:42.390]about how Nebraska dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic
[00:00:45.610]in collaboration with the University
[00:00:47.370]of Nebraska medical center.
[00:00:49.120]The film goes behind the scenes at Nebraska medicine
[00:00:52.290]and explores issues such as the impact of COVID
[00:00:55.380]on the meat packing industry.
[00:00:57.070]We had plan to finish the movie in April,
[00:00:59.530]but the pandemic kept going.
[00:01:00.910]So, we are adjusting our script because the story.
[00:01:04.759]We wanted it to be an optimistic story
[00:01:06.960]of how we overcame a pandemic in a year.
[00:01:09.510]That hasn't happened, unfortunately.
[00:01:11.400]So the movie is taking us a different twist at the end
[00:01:14.090]that I had planned for,
[00:01:15.390]but I think it might be much more interesting,
[00:01:17.150]much more controversial too.
[00:01:18.730]The university of Nebraska Lincoln
[00:01:20.450]is a leader in exploring history. Using digital platforms.
[00:01:24.180]Le Seuer says film is another tool to tell the stories
[00:01:27.530]of the past.
[00:01:28.710]Historians are going through transformations.
[00:01:31.570]We've began with digital history and Nebraska,
[00:01:34.260]one less prominent departments in the world.
[00:01:36.100]In digital history.
[00:01:37.490]I see filmmaking as a natural continuation of those efforts
[00:01:40.890]to bring our stories to the broader public.
[00:01:43.490]From Czechoslovakia in 1968 to Nebraska today,
[00:01:47.630]the world is making history
[00:01:49.730]and Lusser is there to record it.
[00:01:52.464](dramatic inspirational music)
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