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Year in Review • 2013–2014 9 Bom Dia, Brazil! During the 2014 spring break, student filmmakers from the award-winning media and communication arts travel documentary production class traveled to Brazil to produce the compelling short documentary Green vs. Gold: Brazil's Race to Balance its Sports-Fueled Tourism Boom. For more than a decade, Brazil has been riding a wave of economic growth that has pulled tens of millions of citizens into the middle class and pushed it to become the world's sixth largest economy. As seen through the eyes of everyday at Pace University The Actors Studio Drama School Spear's Wealth Management Survey named The Actors Studio Drama School (ASDS) among the best seven drama schools in the world. ASDS again made The Hollywood Reporter's list, "The 25 Best Drama Schools in 2014." Coming in at number 17, ASDS beat out other notables such as UCLA. Brazilians and through the lens of spectacular soccer stadiums, emerald islands, and sprawling favelas, this short documentary describes the impact of the then upcoming 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympic games upon the people and the land of this emerging tropical powerhouse. The documentary was featured in Andrew Revkin's "Dot Earth" blog for The New York Times. Revkin co-teaches the course along with Program Director Maria Luskay. Green vs. Gold premiered on May 13 at the Willcox Gym in Pleasantville. The Turtle Has Legs ¡Viva la Tortuga!, the thoughtful short documentary that came out of last year's media and communications arts travel documentary course, reached an audience far and wide when it was accepted to several competitive film festivals including the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival and the New York City Independent Film Festival. The film was also featured in The Huffington Post, reaching an even broader audience online.

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