Students create films for MSJC's 1st annual ASL Movie Event

The April 29 & 30 event is designed to raise funds for the American Sign Language Department
 
The Mt. San Jacinto College American Sign Language Department’s first annual ASL Movie Event designed to raise money for the department is scheduled for April 29 and 30.
 
Open to the public, the ASL Movie Event features films scripted, performed and filmed by students from the ASL Department. Students involved in the films come from Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Hemet, Menifee and other areas of the college District’s 1,700-square-mile boundaries.
 
Each of the four short films will be judged on April 29 by MSJC Superintendent/President Dr. Roger Schultz, Moon Feris, co-owner of the local Western Interpreting Network, and Mr. Ed Kelly, Director of Orange County Deaf Equal Access. Students will receive awards based in categories like Best Costume Design, Best Male and Female Actor, or Best Plot.
 
In addition to raising funds for department needs, the ASL Movie Event aims to raise awareness of the department, said Leslie Greer, ASL Department chair.
 
“ASL courses are beneficial to deaf and hearing students alike,” Ms. Greer said.  “Learning American Sign Language is a skill that removes communication barriers and can be useful in any profession, including nursing and law enforcement.”
 
The first annual ASL Movie Event will be held at the Menifee Valley Campus 28237 La Piedra Road Menifee, CA 92584 at the following dates and times:
7 p.m. on Friday, April 29 in Bldg 900, Room 927
2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 in Bldg 600, Room 600
7 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 in Bldg 900, Room 927
 
Admission is $5.
 
For tickets or more information, contact Leslie Greer at Igreer@msjc.edu or call 951-639-5399.