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Maine WWII Veterans’ Interviews To Be Featured In Library Of Congress

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As part of the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP), interviews with four of Maine’s WWII veterans were recorded and sent to the Library’s collection. The interviews were conducted by students in New England School of Communications’ Journalism Program at Husson University. A news conference featuring the four participants will be held on campus May 2nd at 11:00AM at the Wildey Communications Center. The local media are invited to the event to learn more about the project and talk to the Veterans and students.

Veterans Galen Cole, Norman Rossignol, Paul Wilbur, and Harold Beal were contacted through Cole Land Transportation Museum and interviewed at Husson University’s New England School of Communications (NESCom). Rossignol, a Bangor vet who served in World War II and the Korean War, when asked what he learned in the military responded, “It made me value life… I’m not rich, but I’m comfortable.”

The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress’ American Folklife Center is an oral history program that preserves audio and video recorded interviews of America’s wartime veterans.

NESCom & River City Cinema Parter To Present ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’ Screening

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River City Cinema, in partnership with NESCom at Husson University will host a screening of Malian music documentary The Will Have To Kill Us First on Thursday, April 21st at 7pm a the Gracie Theatre.

They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian music in exile is a feature-length documentary following musicians in Mali in the wake of a jihadist takeover and subsequent banning of music. Music, one of the most important forms of communication in Mali, disappeared overnight in 2012 when Islamic extremists groups rose up to capture an area the size of the UK and France combined. But rather than lay down their instruments, Mali’s musicians fought back.

Director Johanna Schwartz will be on-hand for a Q&A following the film.

Admission is $10 for the public with free admission for Husson University students with student ID at the door. Tickets are available online or at the door the night of the screening.

For more information on the film, visit http://www.theywillhavetokillusfirst.com

THEY WILL HAVE TO KILL US FIRST – SHORT TRAILER / US THEATRICAL from TWHTKUF – Doc on Vimeo.