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2014 MFA Thesis Documentary Film Screening

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Annenberg Auditorium

Free and open to the public.


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



Wandering Rabbi

by Henry Wiener - 14 min.
A young, traveling rabbi makes his way through the American South, struggling to breathe life back into dwindling rural Jewish congregations.


Consider the Ant

by Emily Fraser - 11 min.
Abandon all hope ye who enter here? A personal search for ethics in the postmodern wilds of an overpopulated planet.



by Katherine Gorringe - 11 min.
After serving 20 years in prison for killing her abuser, a woman struggles to connect with the family she left behind.


The Church at Ground Zero

by Alexandra Liveris - 9 min.
A small church plans to transform itself into an international shrine of religious freedom on America’s most precious real estate.



by Megan Smaker - 16 min.
19,000 to 1 - a fighter's heart in Cuba.


Edgar and the Joyous Life

by Veronica Lopez - 10 min.
Edgar Del Campo searches for spiritual and cultural growth while confronting his parents’ skepticism about his new beliefs.


The Here After

by Lauren DeFilippo - 13 min.
Trying to understand her father's obsession with death, filmmaker Lauren DeFilippo persuades him to plan and attend his own Viking Funeral.


Gold Heist

by Edward Symes - 9 min.
The theft of a legendary gold display in the town’s courthouse offers a glimpse into the town’s history and keen fascination with striking it big.