August 2, 2011
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KANSAS CITY, Mo - - Benjamin Meade, a film professor in Avila's School of Visual and Communication Arts, spent much of his summer "vacation" in Mexico. While there, he fully immersed himself in the local culture, even taking time out of one day to give guitar lessons to local orphans (see photo).
Meade also got in some work of sorts when he attended the 14th annual Guanajuato International Film Festival, no doubt gleaning tidbits that he could use as president of the Kansas International Film Festival this fall. Back in March of this year, Meade shot an experimental film entitled Que Viva! San Miguel de Allende, which looked at the local landscape in San Miguel de Allende backed by a soundtrack made by local musicians. The second photograph shows some of those local musicians and their homemade instruments.
You can watch Meade's film at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpr4IKSvyz8.
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.