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2018 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Cubberley Auditorium

Free and open to the public.




Thesis films produced by graduating Second Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program.


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




Enforcement Hours
by Paloma Martinez

13 min.

In a climate of xenophobia and confusion, a San Francisco hotline aims to provide limited assistance to a targeted population.

The Warming Shed
by Nathan Reich

23 min.

A remote cattle ranching family struggles through calving season during the harsh Montana winter.



This is Not a (Iranian) Film
by Azar Kafaei

13 min.

Building on excerpts from letters, cellphone videos, and official archives, an Iranian filmmaker questions the relationship between past and present.

Everywhere, Nothing Is Hidden
by Nico Sandi

17 min.

Gestures of intimacy unravel in a community of people with developmental disabilities revealing their unique existence.

The Clinic
by Elivia Shaw

16 min.

Amidst a devastating opioid epidemic, a needle exchange and free clinic operates in the shadows of Fresno, California.

Crossing Borders
by Zulfiya Hamzaki

16 min.

A Syrian refugee family bonds with a young American mother who volunteers to help them resettle in America.

by Chris Filippone

16 min.

Beneath Philadelphia’s elevated train line in the heart of the largest open-air drug market on the East Coast, a band of men gathers together to stave off their addiction through labor, reflection, and brotherhood.


Ale y Yose
by Erin Semine Kökdil

24 min.

Two undocumented friends struggle with the reality of an unknown future, reimagining what it means to be a teenage girl in the U.S.