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December 9 and 10: MFA|EDA Work-In-Progress Presentations

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Duke University’s first MFA program—in Experimental and Documentary Arts—invites the public to screenings of the works-in-progress of the fifteen students from the class of 2016. The students are enrolled in the first-year Documentary Fieldwork seminar taught by Alex Harris. Six students will present their work on Tuesday, December 9, and nine students will present on Wednesday, December 10; see schedules below. Guests are welcome at any time during the events.

Tuesday, December 9, 6–9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 10, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
MFA|EDA Carpentry Shop
1509 Campus Drive, Durham, North Carolina

 

TUE 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
Kyle Wilkinson
“Hiss Appalachia”
A modern folklore.

KW

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TUE 6:45 – 7:15 p.m.
Beatriz Wallace
“Anatomy in Four Parts”

BW

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TUE 7:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Michaela O’Brien
“Love Valley”
A boy’s dream, a man’s reality.

MO

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BREAK 7:45 – 8:00 p.m.
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TUE 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Jon-Sesrie Goff
“After Sherman”
A family considers the development of heirs property in the South Carolina Low country.
Also presenting “From Sea to Sea”, Notes For a Hypothetical Project”, “Valley Fever”, “Mr. Horace”

JG

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TUE 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Qathi Hart
“After the Fact”
Fifteen years after the fact, we’ve been extraordinarily reckless with our lives, relationships and second chances; falling apart while our friends and lovers try to rescue us.

QH

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TUE 9:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Tamika Galanis
“Junkanoo”
One thousand miles from home.

TG

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WEDNESDAY  PRESENTATIONS
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WED 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Jason Oppliger
“Balick Ekmek”
A cognitive assemblage documentary cataloging a subjective and mnemonic travelogue of Istanbul.

JO

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WED 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Kristina Baker
Untitled Works

KB

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WED 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Wei Wang
“Undocumented Life: Striving to Reach the American Dream”
Siler City had been a rather quiet small Southern town until local chicken processing plants began recruiting workers from Mexico and Central America during the 1980s. In twenty years, the town became predominantly Hispanic.

WW

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BREAK 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
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WED 11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Alex Cunningham
“Quintessence of Dust”
A love-letter to the inevitable explorer, the astronaut.

AC

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WED 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kihae Kim
“Durham Portraits”
Nineteen African-Americans in Durham, North Carolina.

KK

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LUNCH BREAK: 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
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WED 1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Christopher Thomas
“киномеханик”
Short films from inside the accelerated imagination of a laid-off movie projectionist in an alchemical attempt to find a new kind of visual media.

CT

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WED 2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Michael Williams
“Goodnight, Daddy”
The fatherless epidemic has had both a negative and positive influence on the children left behind. Can a man be a good father for his child, despite the fact he grew up not knowing his own?

MW

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BREAK 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
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WED 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Dan Smith
“Small Caliber Wounds: Murder, Mourning and Memory in Coastal North Carolina”
Also presenting “Discards and Digressions”

DS

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WED 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Roxanne Campbell
“Color Bar”

RC

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