Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:34pm
Western Today staff


Journalism students in a digital media class at Western Washington University will screen their short documentary films at a special event Jan. 28 on campus.

One of the films is "Strength," about then-Western student Paul Wright, described on the course's website:

When people meet Western student Paul Wright, they are generally impressed that he has gotten this far in life, despite living since birth with arthrogryposis, a non-genetic and non-progressive disability characterized by stiff joints and missing muscle. But Wright still has big plans for his career and life. While many people under-estimate him, his own aspirations are high. In his mind, he's only just begun.

This video profile was shot, edited and produced by Western Washington University journalism students Kami Dishman, Lauren Foote, Josh Galassi and Lydia Love as part of J370 (Digital Media in Journalism) at Western fall quarter. The students filmed Wright doing day-to-day activities and interviewed him on Western's campus.

A public screening of this film and four other mini-docs created by journalism students is set for 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Communications Facility Room 110 on campus. Admission is free, and the event is open to everyone.