University of Texas Radio, Television and Film graduate Russell Bush was conducting online research a few years ago for a film he planned to pitch to his bosses at National Geographic.
He envisioned making a film about bird behavior in the Americas. Those plans ceased when he came across graphic images on Reddit.com of birds picking apart human cadavers in a Tibetan “sky burial” ritual. The pictures lacked any cultural context and did nothing to help develop understanding of the importance of the ritual’s place in Tibetan society.
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What: Wofford Denius Longhorn Showcase
Where: KLRU Studio 6A in the Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, Building B
When: 6 p.m. screening, 9:30 p.m. afterparty
More information: rtf.utexas.edu