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Renee Fischer

Renee Fischer

Documentary Film and Video

About

Before attending Stanford, Renee Fischer worked as the Director of Broadcast Media for Catholic Relief Services, a non-profit organization operating in more than 80 countries, with programs in areas such as health, education, agriculture and peace-building. In this capacity, in June of 2000, Renee traveled with a crew to Kosovo and Rwanda, for a video project about rebuilding civil society in war-torn communities. She received her BA in Communications and English from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2002
UFVA Carole Fielding Student Grant, 2002
Stan Bohrman Memorial Scholarship, 2002

Those Who Trespass

video

JUNE, 2002
VIDEO DURATION: 20 MIN.
Four elderly Catholic nuns believe so strongly in their peaceful protest against the School of the Americas that they put their own freedom at risk. In fact after crossing onto the grounds of the Ft. Benning, GA, military base that houses the school, the sisters were arrested, charged with trespassing and sentenced to six months in a federal prison. This video follows their journey during the past year, from protest to prison to release, examining the impact this experience has had on them and what it means to stand up for your convictions.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Bronze Medal, Student Academy Award, Documentary, 2003
MD Film Festival, 2003
Jacksonville Film Festival, 2003
Cinequest, 2003

Only A Turtle

16mm color film

JUNE, 2001
VIDEO DURATION: 8 MIN.
Only a Turtle looks at the charm and personality of these ancient creatures while exploring some of the struggles they face in today's throw-away society.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

MD Film Festival, 2003
Jacksonville Film Festival, 2003
Cinequest Film Festival, 2002

Lucid Nights

digital video

Co-directed by Karen Lefcourt
MARCH, 2001
VIDEO DURATION: 9 MIN.
Lucid Nights explores the state of consciousness known as lucid dreaming, when a person is aware he is dreaming - while he is dreaming - and can make active choices and direct his dream as a result.

Blind Faith

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2000
VIDEO DURATION: 4 MIN.

Blind Faith looks at the daily challenges and triumphs of a blind Stanford student, who is a perfect candidate for potentially sight-restoring surgery, but has chosen not to have this procedure, for now.