The students of FS32 Filmmaking II will screen their final films on Wednesday, May 29th at 7PM in the Black Family Visual Arts Center's Loew Auditorium.
Ranging from elaborately constructed fantasy worlds to unflinchingly realistic depictions of college life, they convey deeply personal perspectives.
The program includes films by 18 student directors, many of whom have worked together on past projects, providing a foundation of mutual trust allowing them to tackle complex content. "My film is about the exploitation of Black trauma for personal gain … this film is for those outside my blackness," says senior Rivers Cahee, "I want them to listen." Elinor Dooley, a junior, said that the "experience of creating, problem-solving, and imagining with others is a learning experience well worth the work."
The student filmmakers worked with more than 150 student actors and working actors from the Upper Valley community on locations ranging from Vermont farmlands to Boston's Mattapan neighborhood. Elizabeth Jenny, whose short documentary features Miles Wright '18, has always tried to "go out and learn about other people on a deeper level, and try to use filmmaking as a means of sharing those stories with the world."
Runtime: approx. 1h45m
6 pm: Pre-show reception in Black Family Visual Arts Center