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Enter a raffle for discounted tickets for two Cleveland International Film Festival screenings March 26

Undergraduate students are invited to participate in a raffle to join University Media Board, Studio 300 and CWRU Film Society during the Cleveland International Film Festival at Playhouse Square Sunday, March 26.

Students will leave campus via bus at 3:45 p.m. for two showings: the world premiere of Nurse Unseen, exploring the history of Filipino nurses, and Citizen Sleuth, which critiques the true crime genre.

Transportation will be provided back to the Thwing Center at the end of the last showing.

Tickets will be available until Wednesday, March 22nd, with the Raffle drawing shortly thereafter. Winners will be notified and have 7 hours to pay the $3 fee.

Tickets will be available until Wednesday, March 22, with a raffle drawing shortly thereafter. Winners will be notified and have seven hours to pay the $3 fee.

Enter the raffle.

Film synopses

Nurse Unseen

5:00 p.m.

KeyBank State Theatre

When COVID-19 impacted America’s frontline healthcare workers, one demographic was hit especially hard: Filipino nurses. Nearly a third of all nurses who died during the pandemic were Filipino. For decades, Filipino nurses have been a staple of the U.S. healthcare system, and their hard work and dedication to patients have touched countless lives. 

Exploring the history of the Filipino nurses in the United States, Nurse Unseen takes viewers through colonialism, immigration and the lasting legacy of the Filipino community in the healthcare system. A heartfelt and illuminating documentary, Nurse Unseen shares these largely untold stories from generations of Filipino nurses.

Citizen Sleuth

7:25 p.m.

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Emily Nestor quickly shot to podcast notoriety with her independent true crime podcast Mile Marker 181, which investigated the death of local Appalachian woman Jaleayah Davis under suspicion of foul play. As the podcast detailed inquiries into possible murder suspects and corruption within the local police force, Nestor’s profile continued to rise within the ecosystem of true crime media and its devoted following. But when Nestor intentionally withholds information in her reporting to keep the podcast afloat, she gets caught in a cult of personality. 
Citizen Sleuth follows Nestor’s rise and fall over several years, calling to question the ethics of the true crime genre when rumor can destructively be treated as fact.