2017 Thesis Documentary Film Screening

Saturday, June 17, 2017

2:30 pm

Cubberley Auditorium Map

Sponsored by:
Department of Art & Art History

Thesis films produced by graduating Second Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program.

Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening.


Faithful by Dane Christensen - (16 min.)
Two women in a rural Utah town navigate two opposing identities––being gay and Mormon.

Hey Little Black Girl by Lyntoria Newton - (13 min.)
Being black and girl. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Haven by Aria Swarr - (12 min.)
Michael Zakarian, an Armenian in the Old City of Jerusalem, cultivates his garden and pigeon haven while facing changes in his historic community.

Room 140  by Priscilla Gonzalez Sainz - (11 min.)
Immigrants just released from detention centers spend their first night in Oakland at a motel, paid for by one of the workers. For one night of respite, they rest, reflect, and prepare for the next phase of their journey.

Exiled by Leonor Zúniga Gutiérrez - (19 min.)
A woman and her son deal with the ongoing trauma of losing their family and their country.

After/Life by Puck Lo - (15 min.)
In an Arizona desert, a dystopic collective nightmare unfolds where U.S. domestic and foreign policies collide.

The Woman who was in love with seashells and other stories by Olivia A. Booker - (15 min.)
In the fight to make ends meet in the uphill battle against fishing regulations, a changing climate, and their own geographical isolation, multiple generations of the residents of Atlantic, NC tell stories about their home and its environment.

Cheche Lavi (Looking for Life) by Sam Ellison - (27 min.)
Two friends drift from Haiti to Brazil to Tijuana. Now what?

VISITOR INFORMATION: Cubberley Auditorium is located at 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford. Parking is free on weekends. 

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Saturday, June 17, 2017
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cubberley Auditorium Map

Free and open to the public


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