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Caroline Knight's Visionary wins national award and plays at the Nashville Film Festival

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Two junior Cinema Studies majors have gained positive attention for their recent films.  Caroline Knight's film Visionary won a College Media Association award for best documentary.  Visionary is about Sue Buckley, an East Tennessee woman who is 100% blind and 99% independent, and how she founded of one of Knoxville's most inspiring non-profit organizations, Club VIBES (Visually Impaired/Blind Enhanced Services). As a master of her condition, Sue welcomes James Jarnigan, the newest member of the organization, under her wing. Having recently lost his vision, James faces a long road to independence as he takes the first step that many members in Club VIBES consider a right of passage--tandem bicycling. Through helping others live active lifestyle and achieve independence, Sue gives her vision to the world.  Caroline accepted the award at the CMA national conference in New York in March.

Visionary will play at the Nashville Film Festival on April 14 in the 8:30 block of short films (called "Shorts – Tennessee II") at Green Hills Cinema.

Congratulations Caroline and continued good luck with your work!

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