Arts Centre Opens 2007 Digital Media Workshops with Ramirez Presentation

Arts Centre Opens 2007 Digital Media Workshops with Ramirez Presentation

A Berkeley County filmmaker working on a documentary project about a personal family tragedy will discuss his and other projects at the Arts Centre's "Digital Media Workshop" in January, The Arts Centre announced.
Filmmaker Don Diego Ramirez will be at The Arts Centre, 300 West King Street, on January 24 from 7-9pm to discuss the challenge of making a personal documentary, said Arts Centre executive director Topper Sherwood. Accompanying Ramirez will be David Wanger, editorial director of the documentary, titled "Trailer Trash: A Home Movie." Ramirez's documentary, a work-in-progress, is an intimate portrayal of his family's grief through the illness and 2004 death of his grandmother - as well as the murder, very soon after, of Ramirez's grandfather. Ramirez's sister and her boyfriend are awaiting trial in Louisana for the crime.
"Don is passionate about his work on this film," Sherwood said. "I'm really looking forward to hearing him and David Wanger talk about this and other projects in which they have an interest. They're bringing examples of other films that have inspired them to explore film and video as a means of artistic expression."
The Arts Centre is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am-5pm. The center is located in the old Federal Building, 300 West King Street, on the corner of King and Maple Avenue. Call 304-263-0224 or visit www.theartcentre.org for more information.