Thesis films produced by graduating Second Year MFA students in the Documentary Film Program.
Q&A with filmmakers and reception to immediately follow screening.
IN SCREENING ORDER:
Enforcement Hours by Paloma Martinez - 13 min.
In a climate of xenophobia and confusion, a San Francisco hotline aims to provide limited assistance to a targeted population.
The Warming Shed by Nathan Reich - 23 min.
A remote cattle ranching family struggles through calving season during the harsh Montana winter.
This is Not A (Iranian) Film by Azar Kafaei - 13 min.
Building on excerpts from letters, cellphone videos, and official archives, an Iranian filmmaker questions the relationship between past and present.
Everywhere, Nothing Is Hidden by Nico Sandi - 17 min.
Gestures of intimacy unravel in a community of people with developmental disabilities revealing their unique existence.
The Clinic by Elivia Shaw - 16 min.
Amidst a devastating opioid epidemic, a needle exchange and free clinic operates in the shadows of Fresno, California.
Crossing Borders by Zulfiya Hamzaki - 16 min.
A Syrian refugee family bonds with a young American mother who volunteers to help them resettle in America.
Embers by Chris Filippone - 16 min.
Beneath Philadelphia’s elevated train line in the heart of the largest open-air drug market on the East Coast, a band of men gathers together to stave off their addiction through labor, reflection, and brotherhood.
Ale y Yose by Erin Semine Kökdil - 24 min.
Two undocumented friends struggle with the reality of an unknown future, reimagining what it means to be a teenage girl in the U.S.
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