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CSUEB alumna April Rodriguez worked on "The Most Dangerous Man", a documentary nominated for a 2010 Academy Award.

Keep your fingers crossed on Oscar night for CSUEB Alumna

  • March 3, 2010 9:00am

April Rodriguez has worked on several award-winning productions, including City of Borders, She is a Matador and theatre's Beach Blanket Babylon, but her most recent work is up for a 2010 Academy Award. She served as the sound effects editor for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, which has been nominated for best feature documentary.

Reviewed by Entertainment Weekly as “Gripping! Almost seismic drama. A classic whistleblower tale," Most Dangerous Man tells the story of one of America’s most famous whistleblowers. In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a leading Vietnam War strategist, concludes the war is based on decades of lies. He leaks 7,000 pages of top-secret documents to The New York Times, a daring act of conscience that leads directly to Watergate, President Nixon's resignation and the end of the Vietnam War.

Rodriguez graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Cal State East Bay in 2005. Her focus was technical and design. The Academy Awards will be held on March 7, 2010. Good luck, April!

California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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