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Earth Day--outtakes

April 22nd is Earth Day, and here we have news outtakes of a 1970 Earth Day celebration from local Columbia, SC station WLTX. The University of South Carolina and A.C. Flora High School hosted the festivities, which included college students burying a time capsule and high school students biking and roller skating. The footage features South Carolina judge and politician Alex Sanders as one of the casket’s four “pallbearers.”

First celebrated in 1970 in schools, universities, and communities across the United States, Earth Day has since become a global event, recognized in nearly 200 countries throughout the world. The Earth Day Network coordinates the activities, which seek to increase awareness and support for environmental protection.
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from the MIRC Blog:

Apr 22, 2014 Celebrating Earth Day with South Carolina Wildlife Films
Mar 26, 2014 How George Lucas May Have Saved Babe Ruth
Mar 7, 2014 New Orleans Jazz Artist Identified in Fox Movietone News Collection
Feb 4, 2014 The National Film Registry and the Director's Cut of "Take This Hammer"

Fox Movietone News: the War Years, 1942 – 1944, Cameramen dope sheets

MIRC ACE Award

Olivia Keyes

Nick Sullivan

MIRC ACE Spring 2012 Winner
 
The Award for Creative Editing (ACE) celebrates innovative use of archival film footage for an editing exercise in MART 371: The Moving Image. View Past Winners.

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