Center for Politics film on student political ideologies recognized
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A documentary produced by interns at the University of Virginia Center for Politics has been recognized by a film festival that features political films from around the world.
The documentary, called Common Grounds?, was named the Best Short Film at the March 2022 Political Feedback Festival.
“All of us at the Center for Politics are thrilled to learn that our student-directed film, Common Grounds?, is receiving so many awards and acknowledgments,” said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics. “There is a hunger for reconciliation, and the fact that this ‘come together’ movie is being received so well in so many different areas, and winning top prizes no less, proves it.”
The film is also a finalist for Best Documentary Film and Best Cinematography at the Oregon Documentary Film Festival.
And it was named a Finalist Documentary Short at the February 2022 Emerging Artists Film Festival as well as won an Award of Merit in the March 2022 Best Shorts Competition.
For the film, interns at the Center for Politics brought together student leaders from a variety of political ideologies to see if they would be willing to talk about their beliefs and work to better understand each other.
The film can be viewed online here.