October 26, 2007  
DESIRE will be featured by the University of New Orleans during Diversity Week.  The student body is invited to screen the film and discuss it with Julie Gustafson and one of the teenage video collaborators (now about 23 years old).  Gustafson will also hold a video empowerment workshop demonstrating a “home-made video kit” and discussing how to make a video and get it out to the “hood” and the world!  University of New Orleans Business Administration, Room 165 (7:00pm C.S.T.)

November 14 – 15, 2007 
The Education Department of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA will host a multi-disciplinary screening and discussion of DESIRE with Julie Gustafson.  For more information, contact cbbrandt@vt.edu

November 14 – 17, 2007 
Stop by DESIRE’S exhibition booth at the 2007 Healthy Teen Network Conference. This conference will gather together teachers, psychologists, social workers and other professionals who work on behalf of teen parents and their children. Healthy Teen Networks goals are to reduce teen pregnancy rates, promote beneficial decisions regarding sexuality and reproductive health, and to support teen parents in raising healthy children. Hyatt Regency Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 

December 6, 2007
There will be a sneak preview of DESIRE on Free Speech TV, a national alternate media channel which aims to expose the public to perspectives excluded in mainstream media.  Free Speech TV is available nationally, 24/7 on DISH Satellite Network, Channel 9415 (5:00am, 9:00am, 2:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm Central).  www.freespeech.org

Spring 2008
Julie Gustafson will be teaching documentary production in the Film, Theatre,  Communication, Arts (FTCA) Department of the University of New Orleans.   Students will collaborate on a broadcast documentary entitled “Why Should New Orleans Survive?” producing segments arguing both sides of this controversial and emotion-laden question.   For information on UNO’s nationally recognized graduate and undergraduate film program go to  http://ftca.uno.edu

Fall 2008 
Keep your eye out for DESIRE’s public television premiere on “Southern Lens,” South Carolina Educational Television’s  regional showcase for independently produced media.  Following this, DESIRE will be distributed to The National Educational Telecommunications Associations (NETA) which offers a wide variety of independently produced and educational programming to its consortium of public television stations across the country.mailto:cbbrandt@vt.eduhttp://healthyteenconference.orghttp://www.freespeech.orghttp://ftca.uno.edushapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1shapeimage_1_link_2shapeimage_1_link_3




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August 12th and 14th, 2007  
Following screenings of DESIRE, attendees of the American Sociological Association’s 102nd Annual Meeting stopped and talked with filmmaker Julie Gustafson about using the film in both their academic and professional settings. New York, NY.

September 21st. 2007
DESIRE was featured at the Lusher Charter High School Sustainability Event, New Orleans, LA.

September 25th, 2007 
Independent media artist Betsy Weiss screened DESIRE during her class, “Feminist Documentation and the New Media”, at the Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. 2006 New Orleans Film Festival Awards Ceremony
(Left to Right) Tracy Morton, Kimeca Rodgers, Cassandra & Dajonna Swaing (ten years old!), Julie Gustafson
"...far surpassed my expectations...a very real look into the lives of modern teenage girls. The insights provided by DESIRE can be used at many levels. Highly recommended for high schools, colleges, and adults who deal with teens."

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