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Alison Nicole Stewart

Alison Nicole Stewart

Documentary Film and Video


Alison Nicole Stewart came to the Documentary Program by way of cross-country road trip from Washington D.C. Alison previously worked for the International Human Rights Law Group, a non-profit organization engaged in human rights advocacy around the world. As Special Projects Coordinator, she helped organize the "Voices" Special Forum during the United Nations World Conference Against Racism (2001) in Durban, South Africa. In addition to the World Conference and racial discrimination issues, she has worked extensively on women's human rights issues. Alison is an honors graduate of Boston University's College of Communication and St. John's University School of Law. She was also a recipient of Georgetown University Law Center's "Women's Law and Public Policy" fellowship. Alison is originally from the Mid-Hudson Valley in New York.


Mary and Jacquelyn Edmonds Prize, 2002
Eastman Kodak Scholarship, 2002
The Association for Educational Communications & Technology Award for Excellence in Media Production, 2002

Pass Me Not

digital video

JUNE, 2003

Pass Me Not explores the role of church and religion in the lives of African-Americans who are lesbian, gay and transgender. At the center of the film is the City of Refuge, a church in San Francisco's Tenderloin area that has a "radically inclusive" ministry led by Dr. Rev. Yvette Flunder, an ordained minister and professional gospel singer. Combining the traditional with the radical, Pass Me Not gives voice to those 


16mm color film

JUNE, 2002
There is a definite "mal a l'aise", a certain "je ne sais quoi" experienced by many of us from the East Coast now living in the Bay Area. Our reasons for relocating are varied, as are the social, cultural and personal implications of going west. What are the chances of recovery for an East Coast Transplant?

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Georgetown Independent Film Festival, 2003
Cantor Arts Center Annual Student Party on the Edge, 2002

Universal B-Boy

digital video

Co-directed by Dantia MacDonald
MARCH, 2002
This film is a portrait of Matt Burgos, a fifteen year-old Filipino American hip-hopper. The film follows Matt as he hones his breakdancing, spinning, flowing, and graffiti skills in a quest to become a Universal B-Boy.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Excellence in Media Production, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2002
Honorable Mention--Documentary Short, Oakland International Film Festival, 2003
US ASEAN Film and Photography Festival, 2003
Stanford Student Film Festival, 2002

Good Hair

16mm black and white film

An African-American woman’s journey through ritual and reflection to come to terms with her Good Hair.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Honorable Mention, Eastman Kodak Scholarship, 2002
NextFrame, 2002
Festival of International Student Film and Video, 2002
International Black Women's Film Festival, 2002
WinFemme Film Festival, 2002
St. John's International Women's Film and Video Festival, 2002
Cantor Arts Center Annual Student Party on the Edge, 2002