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A Screening & Discussion with WVU Alum and
Award-Winning Filmmaker, Elaine McMillion Sheldon
hosted by the Eberly Roundtable 2024

Friday,  February 9th
G20 Ming Hsieh Hall
WVU Downtown Campus

Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Film Screening: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Discussion: 8:30-9:30 PM

Free and open to the public

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Discussion With Filmaker
Elaine McMillion Sheldon

WVU alum and an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy and Peabody-winning filmmaker. Director of two Netflix Original Documentaries - HEROIN(E) and RECOVERY BOYS- that explore America's opioid crisis. She has been named a Creative Capital Awardee, Guggenheim Fellow, a USA fellow by United States Artists, and one of the "25 New Faces of Independent Film,” by Filmmaker Magazine.

Learn more about Elaine and our discussion panelists.

“... this examination of storytelling juxtaposes a present-day portrait of a coal community with sweeping shots of verdant mountain scenery set to a dreamy score by Bobak Lotfipour and extraordinary sound effects by breath artist Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero.”

Lucy Spicer, Sundance Film Festival

Featured Panelists

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Associate Professor of Geography Director, Center for Resilient Communities

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Professor, Reed College of Media

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Associate Professor, WVU School of Medicine

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Assistant Professor of History

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Undergraduate Student, Biomedical Engineering

Eberly Roundtable 2024

The Eberly Roundtable, hosted annually by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, provides an interdisciplinary forum open to the campus and community. Each year, the event brings together scholars, artists and community members to engage on a topic of central importance to WVU’s land-grant mission and regional identity.

We would like to thank our WVU co-sponsors for their generous support of this year's program:

  • WVU Research Office
  • College of Creative Arts
  • Reed College of Media
  • WVU Humanities Center
  • Center for Resilient Communities 
  • WVU Appalachian Advocacy Network