2023 MFA Documentary Film Thesis Screening

Sat June 17th 2023, 2:30 - 5:00pm
Event Sponsor
Department of Art & Art History
McMurtry Building
355 Roth Way, Stanford, CA 94305
Oshman Hall

Thesis films by graduating second-year students in the Documentary Film MFA Program.

A Q&A with the filmmakers and reception will follow the screening.

Free & open to the public.


Films in order of screening:

Sentinels by Rowan Ings | A whale washes up in Northern California, revealing the limits of our knowledge and the uncertainty of our future.

The Cattle Rattle by Kyle Myers-Haugh | A concert film featuring the auctioneers, cattle, and bidders of a livestock yard.

in the wake of fire by Sruti Visweswaran | Twelve years after the passing of her grandparents, the filmmaker, now living far away from her soil, looks at video archives of her family and to the Redwood trees in California to help her understand the place of community.

Christmas, Every Day by Faye Tsakas | Two preteen sisters in rural Alabama market themselves online as fashion and beauty influencers.

No se ve desde acá by Enrique Pedraza Botero | With heightened tensions at the U.S. border and uncertainty under new radical governance in Colombia, questions arise for immigrants about cultural identity, individualism and economic opportunity in an endless pursuit of the American Dream.

Emanuel by Lauren Elizabeth Howell | An experimental exploration of power and lack thereof through the lens of the 2023 Cop City resistance movement in Atlanta, GA.  

The Mechanical Reproduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf by Susana Barron | A film that explores the inability to accurately capture the portrait of Mexican gray wolves without also considering its parallel stories.


Connect with the Department of Art & Art History! Subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Instagram