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2009 MFA Thesis Documentary Film Screening

Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 2:00pm

Free and open to the public





The Department of Art & Art History is pleased to present MFA Documentary Thesis Films created by students from the MFA program in Documentary Film & Video.








by Meghan O'Hara

Three lightning strike survivors come to terms with the event that, in a flash, reshaped their lives.


Danza del Viejo Inmigrante
(The Old Immigrant's Dance)

by Charlene Music

Through moments of sacrifice and also of joy, elderly Latinos find the courage to forge a new life in the United States.


Kimmy's Schedule

by Nilima Abrams
A few months in the far-from-ordinary life of a foster youth.


Fossil Fuel Free Film

by Matt Harnack

Powered by 100% renewable energy! Well... almost.


Iraq in the USA

by Tanya Sleiman

A vibrant collective portrait of ordinary Iraqis navigating extraordinary transition while creating new lives as refugees in strange lands.


In the Garage

by Jeffrey Seth Colen

The story of two groups of intrepid entrepreneurs launching their companies in Silicon Valley during the economic downturn.


Famous 4A

by Michael Attie

For patients living in "Famous 4A," the hospice unit at a Palo Alto Veteran's hospital, life goes on and even progresses. Famous 4A challenges stereotypes of aging and dying. It's about how we hold on to routines and still seek out humor, truth and purpose in the last moments of life.


My Name is Sydney

by Melanie Levy
An intimate journey into the world of Sydney Edmond, a sixteen year old girl who lives without the ability to speak but whose future depends on finding a voice.