2015 Screenwriting student Khalifa Al Thani (above, in the red Qaffiya) writes about the political impact storytelling can generate. He recently made two mockmentaries combating fake news in Qatar, and is now reworking his thesis screenplay at the Hezayah screenwriting lab.
An evening dedicated to bringing visibility to the disability community. The Blind, Seen (2016) is the autobiographical story of photographer David Snider (BFA 1992 Photography) and his blind parents. Anelisa Garfunkel’s (MFA 2016 Visual Narrative) We Will Ride (2016), being given its theatrical premiere, follows disabled riders fighting for public transportation improvements in Boston.
IFP Award winner Julia Anquier looks to correct misrepresentations of feminine friendship with her thesis film, Farewell to Flesh. Set in her home city of Rio de Janeiro, her film cuts right to the point.
2016 graduate Bat-Ami worked with Animator Ivan Viaranchyk on their Dusty winning thesis film, Night Shadows. Here, she tells us about screening the film at the Madeira Film Festival in Madeira Island, Portugal.