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February 19, 2014

Noube Rateau, ’10, will bring his latest documentary, The Culture, to the Moakley Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. The film looks at both sides of America’s ongoing debate about guns.

“It breaks down and investigates the environment, results, and motives of our gun culture,” Mr. Noube said. Specifically, The Culture focuses on firearms and their impact on urban neighborhoods.

Mr. Rateau and his Noube Productions focus on current social issues. The Brockton native began his life behind the camera at the age of 13, when he joined the high school T.V. club. Almost immediately, he began calling the Brockton High basketball games. When he came to Bridgewater, after two years at Curry College, Mr. Rateau continued to pursue his interest in sports broadcasting.

However, during his senior year, he grew bored with sports, or at least came to a realization that it wasn’t the direction he wanted to apply himself in.

“It occurred to me that sports is a fantasy world, and it’s easy to not realize that real stuff is going on all around you,” he said. “What can I do that makes more of a difference?”

The first documentaries were small affairs, lasting about ten minutes. The last four have taken on heavier topics – healthcare, drug abuse, relationships and fatherhood – and boast a more professional look and a self-assuredness missing from those earlier films.

Previous documentaries have been awarded the “Excellence in Film” award at the Action On Film International Film Festival in Pasadena, Cal.

The Noube Productions team includes Hakim Hill and William Medero. For more information about The Culture, log on to the Noube Productions website.

(Story by John Winters, G ’11, University News)

Poster for "The Culture"

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