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2006 Fall MFA Documentary Film Screening

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Annenberg Auditorium

Free and open to the public



Real by Reel


8 black and white films by First Year students in the MFA Documentary Film and Video Program.




My Name is Khazhar

by Peter Jordan - 4 min.

A little girl uses make-believe to embellish life in America after her family flees persecution in Russia.

Bullet Proof Vest

by May Lin Au Yong - 5 min.

Jyeshria wants a bullet proof vest and she’s dead serious.  Found out why a nine-year old thinks this is essential in Richmond, California.


Busy Days

by Emmanuel Dayan - 4 min.

Thelma, 79, the “baby” of Grant Cuesta nursing home struggles to fill her time.  From physical exercise to scripture reading to bingo, this film shows how she deals with the empty days.


Swim for Life

by Tim O’Hara - 5 min.

A group of gay athletes faces a second coming out process as AIDS surfaces in San Francisco.  With his surviving team members, Guy Decker marches on Washington to advance awareness and honor those who have passed away.



by Evan Briggs - 4 min.

Will Rogers discusses growing up as an Evangelical Christian, the contradictions he encountered, the doubts he grappled with and where this questioning has led him.


The Ghost in the Material

by Kelcey Edwards - 4 min.

An outsider’s look at the black and white world of pen and ink artist William Noguera.


Orishas Are Our Saints

by John Kane - 4 min.

An observation of ritual and faith in the Santeria religious tradition.


The Man With the Electric Boots

by Nicholas Berger - 4 min.

A glimpse into the life of an inventor who has built a pair of electric boots to deal with the problem of his perpetually cold feet.