‘If This Walk Could Talk’ documentary featuring Senior Walk now on YouTube

Photo by Chieko Hara

The recently released documentary, If this march could speakon the unique history and importance of the Walk of Elders tradition at the U of A, is now available for free on YouTube.

The film shares personal reflections, many drawn from historical documents, yearbooks and film clips, about the U of A from students, faculty, staff, alumni and campus leaders over the past 150 years.

Produced and directed by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Larry Foley, President of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media, If this march could speak took over a year to collect interviews and sift through 150 years of historical accounts to provide a sampling of some of the personal stories and memorable events in the university’s history.

Foley, Acting Chancellor Charles Robinson and Vice Chancellor for Advancement Mark Power helped pitch the film at a Feb. 10 premiere at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center. Their comments and the film itself are available for free on the university’s YouTube channel.

Foley, a journalism graduate from the U of A in 1976, worked with University Relations to develop the film. Alumni John Cooper and Ben Goodwin, Ashley Acord and Brian Petty provided most of the production, videography and editing for the documentary.

For more information on the university’s sesquicentennial events, visit 150.uark.edu.

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