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Alumni

July 25, 2017

Emmy award-winning and Graceland alum Jordan Wayne Long

Jordan Long ’08 | photo from rain-film.com

The Television Academy announced Saturday that Jordan Wayne Long, a 2008 Graceland University graduate, is among the winners of the 69th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.

Long, who graduated from Graceland with a degree in Communications: Speech, won in the category of Entertainment Programming for his role as producer for the documentary Fallujah: Art, Healing and PTSD.

Fallujah, with a score composed by Tobin Stokes and a libretto by Iraqi-American Heather Raffo, explores how the experience of war can be turned into a work of art. The documentary chronicles the process of the Long Beach Opera’s creation of the first opera about the Iraq war, inspired by U.S. Marine Sergeant Christian Ellis.

Ellis, a machine gunner in Iraq, was just one of only a few survivors when his platoon was ambushed, leaving him with a broken back and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He joined millions of American soldiers with the disorder upon his return home.

You can read more about Fallujah HERE and learn more about Jordan Long HERE.

 

Sources:

Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards Complete Winners List. Variety. http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/los-angeles-area-emmy-awards-winners-list-1202501936/

Fallujah: Art, Healing, and PTSD | KCETOnline, YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0b5ZlYj0BE

Fallujah: Art, Healing, and PTSD, IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6328754/

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