Watch: The Future of Social Documentary Film
September 19, 2017
MFA Social Documentary Film’s Seventh Annual Thesis Showcase takes place Friday, September 22 through Saturday, September 23 at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. Work-in-progress thesis films from graduates of the class of 2017 will be screened. Free and open to the public; RSVP here.
From MFA Social Documentary Film: “The films this year tackle no smaller concepts than realizing your potential, and the quest to be seen, heard and—perhaps most importantly—understood. They take us through the subways and the streets of NYC's five boroughs, to Connecticut, Korea and Thailand. We’ll meet chefs, rappers, black belts, wanderers, filmmakers, YouTube stars, a giant pig, and several dogs. We’ll talk film history, queer identity, immigration, masculinity, the power of religion, the power of music, the strength of community—and of course, food. And, they’re funny!
‘Our students have worked tirelessly for the past year making outstanding films that are breaking the mold. Each film is original and each filmmaker speaks with a new and distinct voice of their own. We are continually impressed with our global and diverse emerging artists and welcome them into our industry,’ says SocDoc Department Chair Maro Chermayeff of the screenings…” (For the full lineup and film descriptions, click here)