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2011 MFA Thesis Documentary Film Screening

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 2:00pm

Free and open the public



Eight short thesis films by students in the MFA Documentary Film and Video Program. Reception will follow immediately after the screening.





Films to be screened in the following order:



Sick as a Dog

by Rebekah Meredith  (11 min.)
In a tail-wagging twist on popular health discourse, Sick as a Dog delves into the lives of Maggie, Betty, and Ginseng, three canine companions that have been forced to confront the effects of chronic disease, age-related illness, and poor diet.


Making Noise in Silence

by Mina T. Son  (19 min.)
Making Noise in Silence immerses viewers into a completely Deaf world. From the perspective of two Korean high school students, whose families immigrated to the U.S. in search of a better life, the film explores the richness and complexities of Deaf culture.



by John Rory Fraser  (13 min.)
The story of John Renken - a former Ultimate Fighter, Army Ranger and Satanist, now a born-again Christian and the founder of Xtreme Ministries in Clarksville, Tennessee. SAINT examines John's life and his philosophy of a masculine Christianity.


Everything Is Going to Be Fine

by Ryan Malloy  (15 min.)
The end is near. How could anyone familiar with the daily news deny it? This film offers one filmmaker's dynamic and often humorous personal journey to deal with his growing anxiety about the fate of the world.



by Sara Newens  (17 min.)
A resilient young woman learns how the emotional intelligence of horses can facilitate healing as she wrestles with a grim prognosis.


Smoke Songs

by Briar March  (20 min.)
What do you get when you mix Navajo culture, politics, and punk-rock? The answer: Blackfire; a Native American family band with a message.


No Wine Left Behind

by Kevin Gordon  (15 min.)
A group of Iraq War veterans sets out to conquer the wine industry.

Love Hacking

by Jenni Nelson  (21 min.)
A virtual relationship becomes a reality when a robot inventor journeys to Nepal to meet his fiance for the first time.