February 16, 2021
Indiana University’s Office of the Provost was honored with a Silver Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for its “IU 2020” documentary series. The films were directed and produced by Ethan Gill and Cadence Baugh Chang, with support from more than 20 IU interns over the course of the project’s four years.
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“IU 2020” was created to help capture the essence of the undergraduate experience at IU Bloomington and the many paths students take to achieving personal and academic success. It was produced in conjunction with IU’s 2020 Bicentennial commemoration and in support of the top priority of IU Bloomington’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan: A commitment to student success. Selected students came from predominantly under-represented backgrounds and widely divergent areas of study. When asked about the series Ethan Gill said, “We wanted share the student perspective, and make something that is an honest look into how it was to be a part of campus culture through this major transitional period.”
IU Cinema partnered with the Office of the Provost on four screenings of the 12 films; parts one and two are available online, and parts three and four will screen May 11 and May 25, respectively.