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2019 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Cubberley Auditorium



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.





The Missfits
by Ellie Wen

21 min.
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.

Turf Nation
by Jun Bae

13 min.
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.

by Laura Tejero Núñez

19 min.
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.

Srkana (the stop)
by Dinesh Das Sabu

13 min.
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.

For the Love of God
by Jake Chamberlain

20 min.
A group of Mormons cruise to Mexico to tour the Mayan ruins and validate their beliefs.

Pigeon Girl
by Whitney Legge

11 min.
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.

Let's Talk?
by Barna Szász

19 min.
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.

by Inês Pedrosa e Melo

13 min.
An exploration of the trials and tribulations of becoming a professional dancer.