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Nov. 4, 2015 Amanda Williams, Public Relations Team Lead
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: (360)-970-7550
MEDIALAB FILM EXPLORES BENEFITS AND BARRIERS TO HIGHER ED
TACOMA, Wash. – MediaLab, the award-winning film production program at Pacific Lutheran
University (PLU), will premiere its latest documentary, These Four Years, on Saturday, Nov. 14,
These Four Years investigates the current state of higher education in North America, including
factors that sometimes prevent potential students from pursuing four-year degrees. With the help
of higher ed researchers, educators and students across the continent, the film shows the
personal, professional and societal effects of higher education in the 21st century.
Four PLU students comprise the production team for These Four Years. Senior Communication
major Natalie DeFord, senior Art and Design major Jasper Sortun, senior Business major Grace
Takehara, and senior Communication major Evan Heringer, began working on the project last
MediaLab, an application-only program, features students whose specialties include
photography, videography, graphic design, web design, public relations, film production and
more. During its 10-year existence, MediaLab has received numerous national and international
recognitions, including six Emmy nominations, three National Broadcasting Society awards, and
two Rising Star Awards from the Canada International Film Festival, among other honors.
These Four Years will premiere at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in the Microsoft
Auditorium at the Seattle Public Library, located at 1000 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104.
For more information, please visit the These Four Years website at (www.thesefouryears.com/),
or contact MediaLab PR Team Lead Amanda Williams at email@example.com. RSVPs for the
event can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.