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2008 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 7:30pm
Cubberley Auditorium

Free and open to the public



Screening of 8 16mm color film by First Year students in the Documentary Film and Video MFA program in the Department of Art & Art History.


Q&A with filmmakers and reception will follow.


In screening order:

Mr. Mack's Kitchen

by Mike Attie

To survive in Mr. Mack's kitchen you need respect and discipline. Can the children of Lafayette Elementary take the heat?

Color Film

by Meghan O'Hara

A 16mm film exploring the relationship between colors and the words we use to describe them.

Dr. Simon Chan, MD, MBA, MPH, MSOD, MDR

by Jeffrey Seth

The story of a physician who moonlights as a college admissions counselor to Chinese families in Silicon Valley.

Used Matters

by Matt Harnack

What happens to all the stuff we call waste...the used matter? Take a look at some fascinating people who answer this question.

A Chronicle of Concrete

by Tanya Sleiman

Tracing cement from its birth deep in the bowels of the earth, this visual essay takes a fresh look at cement, transforming an otherwise ordinary part of our world that is so ubiquitous, we almost don't see it.

Pigs in a Blanket

by Nilima Abrams

Vietnamese Pot Bellied pigs were introduced to the US in the 80s and quickly became fad pets, selling for thousands of dollars. Many owners became disillusioned due to the pigs' size or care requirements. This film is a sampling of a few current owners and their pet pigs.

Before the Sea

by Charlene Music

A little boy and his fisherman father confront life and death at the edge of the ocean, where their idle drag boat, the Anne Marie, blankets them in a dream.

The Secret Life of Beards

by Melanie Levy

When the thing that matters most is right under our nose. Through the personal testimony of beardophiliacs who stand by their own through thick and thin, this documentary explores how the simple daily choice to shave or not to shave, impacts social perceptions, perspective and identity.