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2017 Spring MFA Documentary Film Screening

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Cubberley Auditorium

Free and open to the public



Films by First Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program.


Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening.







How to Breathe in Kern County
by Chris Filippone

(7 min.)

As the workday grinds to a halt, a gathering of street racers makes way for the backroads of Bakersfield to find their catharsis.

Formas Inconstantes
(Shifting Shapes)

by Nico Sandi

(10 min.)

Home videos, memories and images are woven together to explore the gaps of a mother-son relationship.

all that we carry
by Erin Semine Kökdil

(9 min.)

Can a new beginning erase a painful past?

Legacy Video
by Elivia Shaw

(8 min.)

A filmmaker's attempt at a legacy video for a sick relative turns into something else entirely.

by Zulfiya Hamzaki

(7 min.)

A Silicon Valley matchmaker helps a young woman in search of love.

A Light That Passes Through My Mother’s House
by Nathan Reich

(12 min.)

The search for lost memories brings about unexpected transformation. Is it possible to ever go home again?

When Mother Goes to Work
by Azar Kafaei

(9 min.)

Medical bills are piling up and Newark streets are rough, but the kids always stick together.

Crisanto Street
by Paloma Martinez

(11 min.)

A boy uses his camera to explore the meaning of home, community and family.