Hero Award
From left to right: Jason Ewert (Video Production student), Dr. Cecilia Cervantes (President of HTC), Sam Henderson (Director) and Richard Oxley (Producer and HTC Faculty)

Hennepin Technical College (HTC) has announced that “From Wasioja to Washington,” a documentary film about Minnesota Civil War soldiers produced by students in the college’s Interactive Design and Video Production program earned honors as "Best Student Documentary" at the Bloody Hero International Film Festival held in February in Phoenix, Arizona.

“Thanks to the hard work of director Sam Henderson and the other 24 students from the Interactive Design and Video Production program, the college will have a new trophy honoring their achievement," said HTC Instructor Richard Oxley. The Civil War documentary is about the men and boys of Wasioja, Minnesota, who enlisted to serve the Union. It was produced by HTC’s Interactive Design and Video Production program in partnership with the non-profit organization Friends of Wasioja, and follows the soldiers’ journey from muster at Fort Snelling to the Grand March in Washington, D.C., at war’s end. The documentary also highlights Wasioja Civil War Days reenactments that took place in June 2011.

Recently, the film was an "Official Selection" at the Fargo Film Festival in Early March and will also continue to play periodically on the Pentagon channel. In addition, the film has had several screenings at local county historical societies.

Learn more about the Interactive Design and Video Production program

About Hennepin Technical College
Hennepin Technical College is Minnesota’s largest technical college, serving more than 10,000 students at campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie. HTC offers more than 45 programs of study, leading to certificates, diplomas, an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. The college offers many evening, weekend, and online courses. In addition, cutting edge continuing education is available through HTC’s Customized Training Services. To learn more, visit or call (952) 995-1300.

HTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system of 31 community and technical colleges and universities serving more than 420,000 students across the state.

Last updated by jlaabs : 2013-05-07 04:05:59