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Wavelengths Alumni Series — Skye Fitzgerald

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, April 14
Time: 5:00 p.m. MDT
Join us for a conversation with Skye Fitzgerald, FA98 and FA08. Skye will be interviewed by Cindy Zomchek, the Vice President for the SAS Alumni Association. Skye Fitzgerald is currently directing a trilogy of films on the global refugee crisis. The first, 50 FEET FROM SYRIA focused on doctors working on the Syrian border and was voted onto the Oscar® shortlist.
The second, LIFEBOAT documents Search and Rescue operations off the coast of Libya and was nominated for an Academy Award® and national Emmy® award.
The third, HUNGER WARD, has been nominated for an Academy Award®. As a Fulbright Research Scholar Fitzgerald directed the film Bombhunters and has worked with the Sundance Institute, the U.S. Institute of Peace, the State Department, the Paul Robeson Fund and Mountainfilm. As a Director of Photography, Fitzgerald lenses work for major clients including Dateline, VICE, Mercy Corps, CNN, the Discovery, Travel, History and Animal Planet Channels. Fitzgerald was recently inducted as an honorary member into SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society) for his work with Syrian refugees and named a Distinguished Alumnus at his alma mater EOU for documentary work.
Fitzgerald is a proud new member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit


April 14
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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