College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Department of Cinematic Arts & Technology

CSUMB’s Enid Baxter Ryce to Have Fort Ord Projects Highlighted in Washington D.C.

SEASIDE, Calif., March 8, 2017 – CSUMB professor and experimental filmmaker Enid Baxter Ryce will have her Fort Ord feature film "A Land for War" highlighted by The Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project March 17, 2017 in Washington D.C.

The following day "A Land for War," along with a collection of her students' documentaries in “Fort Ord: A Sense of Place,” will be screening at the National Gallery of Art as a part of the D.C. Environmental Film Festival, capping off the 10-year project Planet Ord led by Ryce.

In “A Land for War,” Ryce documents the lands and ruins of the historic Fort Ord and portrays the impact of the military base on the terrain and people. The film’s original musical score is by Lanier Sammons. The student film program, “Fort Ord: A Sense of Place,” is a compilation of the university students’ documentary and experimental shorts focused on the ecology, community and history of the base. The films also feature oral histories collected for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

Congress created the Veterans History Project in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible the first-hand remembrances of America’s war veterans from WWI through current conflicts, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and understand the realities of war.

Ryce, along with 57 community members, students and veterans who contributed to the documentaries, will travel to Washington D.C. to present the films at the National Gallery of Art and an exhibition of photographs at the Library of Congress. Please see the Library of Congress Press Release or more information on the events.