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NCC's Big Night at the Oscars

By Cynthia Tintorri
March 08, 2010

The March 7 telecast of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards was a night to remember for Northampton Community College graduate Roger Ross Williams '83 and for his fans from NCC and around the world.  A film Williams directed and produced won an Oscar for Best Short Documentary.

"Music by Prudence" tells the inspiring tale of Prudence Mabhena, a disabled singer from Zimbabwe who overcame incredible hardships to sing with her band.  Mabhena was a guest at the ceremony.

Williams, a Palmer Township native, graduated from NCC with a general education degree before going on to New York University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and politics. He is now a highly respected TV news and entertainment writer/producer.

Roger Ross Williams and Prudence Mabhena

NCC faculty, staff and students and area residents will have an opportunity to see the film and meet Williams when he screens "Music by Prudence" at NCC on Tuesday, May 4, in Lipkin Theatre.

Read more about the film and about Williams' experience at the Oscars in The Morning Call.

Check out this YouTube video and watch as Williams describes his award-winning documentary.

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