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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)September 25, 2008

MAHWAH – “Imagining Peace,” a documentary about Israeli and Palestinian teenage girls who participated in a women’s leadership program in 2002 called Building Bridges for Peace, will be screened at Ramapo College in October.  Director Lisa Gossels will screen segments of the film, which follows the lives of six participants for four years after the program ended, and discuss her work.

Gossels, president of Good Egg Productions, Inc., is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker.  The presentation will be sponsored by Ramapo College’s Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Communication Arts Major with support from the Office of Student Affairs Platinum Series.

Segments of  “Imagining Peace” will be screened Monday, October 27 at 3:45 p.m. in the H-Wing Auditorium (H-129).  The presentation, followed by a discussion, is free and open to the public.  For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 201.684.7409.  The entire documentary, in an unedited form, will be screened in the H-Wing Auditorium Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m., as part of the Communication Arts Cinematheque series.

For more information, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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