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2014 Fall MFA Documentary Film Screening

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Annenberg Auditorium

Free and open to the public.



Eight black & white films by First Year Students in the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video.










by Sami Chan
A playful conversation between twin brothers leads to musings on twin life, identity, artistic vision, and toy collecting.


A third-generation gravestone magnate reflects on memorializing one's legacy. 

State of Drought

by Reid Davenport
With no end in sight for the already historic drought gripping California, a water witch uses his tools to locate underground relief for some of the state's desperate farmers.


by Lauren Knapp
In elementary schools nationwide, students and teachers rehearse for the possibility of a violent intruder through lockdown drills.

Visions of Cristina

by Alexandra Swati Guild

An exploration of the life and work of visual artist Cristina Velazquez.

Life of Zili

A middle-aged first-generation Chinese immigrant lives independently while recovering from illness.

Hazzard's Cure

A Heavy Metal drummer and longtime Oakland resident makes art and music while living comfortably outside of society.

Born Fighter

by Daniel Chávez Ontiveros
The portrait of Johnnie Gray’s boxing gym, a temporary haven for kids and young people who are at-risk of the dangers and temptations of the streets.