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Sadia Shepard

Sadia Shepard

Documentary Film and Video

About

Sadia Shepard graduated from Wesleyan University in 1997. Her short film, Reinvention, won the Director's Choice Award at NextFrame, UFVA's Touring Festival of Student Film and Video, 3rd Prize Documentary at the Marin County Festival of Short Films, and recently screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Fulbright Scholar, India, 2001-02

Eminent Domain

16mm color and black and white film

JUNE, 2000
VIDEO DURATION: 16:32 MIN.
What is the identity of a town which has been bulldozed and replaced with a four lane highway? Eminent Domain is a portrait of Stewart, Mississippi in the process of its demolition, and takes a look at a community which has lost the primary physical spaces of its home.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Broadcast on The Sundance Channel, 2001

Standing on Pioneer Boulevard, Dreaming of Home

16mm color film

JUNE, 1999
VIDEO DURATION: 8 MIN.
A visual essay of a South Asian community outside Los Angeles and thoughts on the things we miss when we leave home.

Full Court Press

digital video

Co-directed with Lauren Popell
MARCH, 1999
VIDEO DURATION: 8 MIN.

Full Court Press is a portrait of an inner-city high school basketball team with academic dreams.


Reinvention

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 1998
VIDEO DURATION: 4 MIN.
Reinvention is the autumn love story of an eighty-three year old inventor and his muse. Determined to have a second childhood, Pete and Mary spend their days testing gadgets and their nights swing dancing at the senior center.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Director's Choice Award, NextFrame, UFVA's Touring Festival of Student Film and Video
3rd Prize, Documentary , Marin County Festival of Short Films, 1998
Sundance Film Festival, 2000