Two documentaries by Communication, Media, and Film students have been selected for the Detroit FREEP Film Festival’s Real Fresh Student Showcase.
Sara Grabauskas’s Canvassing the Soul and Carolina Di Grado’s Lookin’ Good, Feelin’ Good will be screened at Cinema Detroit on Sept. 24, at 4 p.m., and online from Sept. 22 to 29.
The most rewarding part of filming her short documentary Jenny’s Vision is the thought that its message of hope could change someone’s life, says Maria Belenkova-Buford.
A film student, she tells the story of an artist with a visual disability.
“Jenny has some challenges she had to overcome,” says Belenkova-Buford. “My film shows how you can still create while having a major impairment.”
Communications instructor Victoria Abboud won an award for her account of learning to play the qanun, a traditional Arabic string instrument.
A film by UWindsor professor Mike Stasko begins streaming on a national service today.
Perhaps post-pandemic, film audiences will seek out a larger variety of venues and ways to watch, says professor Kim Nelson.
UWindsor student filmmakers will have selected documentaries screened this fall as part of Detroit’s Freep Film Festival.
Screenings in the South Asian Documentary Film Festival begin Friday, March 12.
A cross-disciplinary project aims to enhance students’ science communications skills through arts training.