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Brenau hosts Rory Kennedy, screens film
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Award-winning documentary filmmaker Rory Kennedy will speak at Brenau University next week, just days after the screening of some of her work.

Kennedy, the youngest daughter of former U.S. Attorney General and Senator Robert Kennedy, will lecture on social change through documentary filmmaking at 6 p.m. March 27 in Pearce Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be a light dessert reception in the Simmons Visual Arts Gallery following her talk.

On Monday, Brenau will show one episode of a five-part TV series Kennedy created on the AIDS pandemic, focusing on the devastation of the disease in Uganda. Admission is free, and the film will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Thurmond-McRae Auditorium adjacent to the Trustee Library.

Kennedy’s other films include "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib," about the notorious prison in Iraq, for which she received critical acclaim last year. Her breakthrough 1999 film, "America Hollow," is about a struggling Appalachian family.