Campus Presents Matt Twomey Documentary, The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas

SUNY Cobleskill is pleased to present a special on-campus showing of the celebrated documentary, The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas. A film by Matt Twomey, this event will take place on Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm in the Bouck Hall Theater. Filmmaker Matt Twomey will be in attendance, available for a question and answer session after the film.

Set in 1961, The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas is about a group of American students at an upstate New York college who took to the open road in a surplus Army “Duck” to promote friendship with their Latin American neighbors at a time of tremendous global tensions. Their bold cross-continental expedition drew headlines and a sendoff on NBC’s “Today” show. They faced sometimes hostile students, formidable terrain and roadside bandits. But a water crossing to Colombia was their biggest test. After three harrowing days being bucked by huge waves, they found themselves marooned. Could their never-say-die spirit – and the help of a murderer and a U.S. president – get these freewheeling goodwill ambassadors back on the road?

Gaining wide-spread attention, The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas has been the recipient of several prestigious film-festival awards including Best Director and Honorable Mention for Best Documentary at the 2013 NYC Independent Film Festival, Official Selection at the 2013 Oaxaca Film Fest and nominations for Best Chronicle and Best Sound Design/Editing at the Maverick Movie Awards.

To view an excerpt from The Duck Diaries: A Cold War Quest for Friendship Across the Americas, see here and here.

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