By Rachel George – Entertainment Editor
UNO Television presented a homemade documentary during the event “Relive the Journey: St. Cecilia’s Cathedral through the Lens of UNO Television” on Nov. 30.
About 45 people attended the event, which took place in the Community Service and Public Affairs Commons building’s room 132 at 5:30 p.m.
The event kicked off with a reception and a tour of the UNO Television production students.
After a few opening remarks by Jim Czarnecki, retired professor of the UNO Art and Art History department, guests enjoyed a screening of their award-winning documentary “St. Cecilia’s: A Cathedral for the Ages” which was produced by UNO Television.
The event was held to pay tribute to the documentary’s 10th anniversary. The film highlights Thomas Kimball’s choice of Spanish Renaissance Revival style sets the cathedral apart from others of the 20th century, as well as efforts to rebuild and restore the piece of architecture.
A panel discussion followed the film. Michael Hilt, CFAM associate dean, moderated the discussion and a question-and-answer session.
Panel members included retired professor Jim Czarnecki, who focused on the architectural restoration of the church; UNO Television executive producer Gary Repair, who spoke about the film’s production; UNO art professor Nick Newman, who discussed the evolution of church architecture; and UNO history lecturer Patrick Kennedy discussed the history of the cathedral.
The documentary was produced with help from UNO students who work for UNO Television. About 10 to 15 students worked on the documentary.