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Documentary filmmaker, author Redmon to speak

Tuesday, November 11, 2008JOHNSON CITY— As part of International Education Week 2008 at East Tennessee State University, Dr. David Redmon -- documentary filmmaker, author and educator – will present a free public lecture entitled “Global Disparity in the Pleasure Industry.”

He will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, in the D.P. Culp University Center’s Martha Street Culp Auditorium.

Redmon’s craft is writing, directing, filming and producing documentaries, most notably: “Mardi Gras: Made in China” (2005), “Kamp Katrina” (2007), “Intimidad” (2008), and “Tin Man” (to be released in 2009).

His films have received over 25 awards from various festivals around the world, and have been nominated for the Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. A number of Redmon’s films have premiered on Sundance Channel, Documentary Channel and Link TV.

He recently began a production and distribution company, Carnivalesque Films, with Ashley Sabin. And he is also completing a book about globalization in the pleasure industry, to be published by W.W. Norton and Company.

Redmon grew up in rural Texas, where he began his higher education career at Tarrant County Junior College. Specializing in sociology, he graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.A. and went on to earn an M.A. from Texas Woman’s University (TWU), and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany.

He has been actively involved in college classrooms since 1997, teaching at various universities including Texas Christian, St. Joseph’s College, Pratt Institute, Emerson College, Gettysburg College, Southwestern University and TWU. He is regularly invited to university campuses and conferences to present his academic research.

In addition, Redmon has authored a number of articles in publications such as Adbusters, Deviant Behavior, Visual Studies and Blackwell.

To arrange special assistance for those with disabilities, contact the ETSU Honors College at (423) 439-6075.

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