AHPP Film Prize Winners to be Shown on AETN

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program - Wednesday, September 06, 2017

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will broadcast the winners of the 2017 Arkansas Historic Preservation Film Prize competition beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 6, as part of AETN’s “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase,” which will be shown in four segments on Fridays, September 8 through October 6.

Films to be featured Oct. 6 include:

* “Monte Ne,” by Fayetteville High School, winner of Arkansas Historic Places Film grand prize.

* “History of St. Joseph's Catholic Church,” by Springdale District Television, winner of Arkansas Historic Places Film first place prize.

* “German Prisoners of War in Arkansas,” by The Delta School (Wilson), winner of Arkansas Historic Places Film second place prize.

Broadcasts also include comedies, family dramas, personal documentaries and historical films, including films recognized with Thea Foundation Young Filmmaker Scholarships and Central High Desegregation 60th Anniversary Film Competition in addition to AHPP’s Historic Preservation Film Prizes.

Ninth through 12th grade students, including homeschooled students, competed for the Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Prize, sponsored by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Humanities Council and the Central High National Historic Site.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is the Department of Arkansas Heritage agency responsible for identifying, evaluating, registering and preserving cultural resources.

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is committed to preserving and interpreting the story of the 1957 desegregation crisis at historic Central High School as it relates to the larger story of Civil Rights history in America.

The Arkansas Humanities Council seeks to promote the understanding, appreciation, and use of the humanities in Arkansas. The humanities include the study of history, literature, ethics, philosophy, language, and the various legal, cultural, religious, and folk traditions – past and present – that define the human condition.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, which enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through the distinct channels AETN PBS, AETN Create, AETN PBS KIDS, AETN World and AETN AIRS on SAP. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).

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