Field-Of-Study: Film

Lav Diaz

Statement about the Filmmaker Lav Diaz by Francis Joseph A. Cruz, Filipino Film Critic Lav Diaz, considered by many as the figurehead of what Philippine independent cinema should be, started his career as filmmaker under the auspices of Regal, one of the biggest and most prolific film studios in the country. The films he made

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Rebecca Cammisa

Celebrated documentary filmmaker Rebecca Cammisa came to prominence with her first film, Sister Helen (1998), which documented eighteen months in the life of this woman and her work at The John Thomas Travis Center, a halfway house for drug- and alcohol-addicted men. Sister Helen herself was once an alcoholic whose husband died of alcoholism, and

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Kimberlee Acquaro

Kimberlee Acquaro is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. Her first documentary, God Sleeps in Rwanda, garnered international awards and was featured on HBO. Her work has also been featured on CNN, CBS, NPR, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Voice of America, and BBC/PRI’s The World. It has been shown at

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Pamela Yates

 Pamela Yates is the cofounder of Skylight Pictures, Inc., a New York City-based multimedia company committed to producing artistic, challenging, and socially relevant independent documentary films on issues of human rights and the quest for justice.  Through the use of film and digital technologies, the Skylight Pictures team seeks to engage, educate, and increase understanding

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Heather Hendershot

Heather Hendershot is the Coordinator of the Film Studies Certificate Program at The Graduate Center and a professor in the Media Studies department at Queens College. She is also a member of the Ph.D. Program in Theater at the Graduate Center. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and her B.A. from Yale

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Al Wong

I am a native San Franciscan artist and have spent the past forty years making art in a variety of mediums. Painting has always been a central element in my work because of the direct nature of working with the materials. My career has developed from my early years as a student at the San

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