2019 Thesis Documentary Film Screening
Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Films by graduating Second Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program.
Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening.
Free and open to the public.
IN SCREENING ORDER:
An all-girls robotics team competes to smash stereotypes and prove themselves in a male-dominated field, while also trying to get through high school.
Turfing is an Oakland-born dance form that combines roots in gang culture with elements of tutting, gliding and bone breaking. Turf Nation follows the street dancers' lifestyle as told through their daily train shows and their own directed short films.
In 2017, when the strongest earthquake in a century hits Mexico, 12-year-old Frida survives under the rubble of an elementary school. Through 24-hour media coverage the whole country follows every step of her rescue.
In the middle of nowhere on the Oklahoma-Texas border, a truck stop run by a Punjabi family is a nexus for a small but growing community of Indian long-haul truck drivers.
A group of Mormons cruise to Mexico to tour the Mayan ruins and validate their beliefs.
Maryam is a 10-year old girl with a love that borders on obsession. In this coming of age story, she embarks on a mission to protect and save injured pigeons.
Concerned by the growing political divide and the violent debates on his college campus, a student tries the impossible: to create dialogue between conservative and liberal students.
An exploration of the trials and tribulations of becoming a professional dancer.