Aerial view of campus with Williamsport, the Susquehanna River and Bald Eagle Mountain as a backdrop

Lycoming College WISE Interns’ Documentary Film to Premiere at the Community Arts Center

A documentary produced by Lycoming College WISE interns, “From the Heart of Williamsport,” will premiere on Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at the Williamsport Community Arts Center.

“From the Heart of Williamsport” consists of various ideas and personal accounts that come together to tell a multifaceted story of the diverse Williamsport community. The documentary brings into focus the many wonderful assets of the city, at the same time implying the need to protect these values and pass them down to future generations.

The screenplay was written by Hayley Pisciotti ’18, a creative writing major at Lycoming College. She hopes that through its intimate lens into personal hopes and feelings, the documentary can inspire more people to take part in meaningful civic activities.

The recordings were captured by Christopher Cizek ’17 and Sophie Herzing ’17, both Lycoming College alumni and former WISE interns. The pair spent months traveling to different parts of the city and conducting interviews with over 70 community members. Cizek and Herzing’s project eventually earned them the JoAnne Day Student of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers.

“From the Heart of Williamsport” was edited by Charlie Blake ’19, a film & video arts major at Lycoming College and intern at Heart of Williamsport.

Doors open at 5 p.m. with light refreshments. Screening starts at 6 p.m., followed by a reception in the Capital Lounge at 7:15 p.m. The event is open and free to the public.