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Sarah Friedland (IMA grad student) has been named one of ten filmmakers to watch in 2009 by the Independent magazine.

January 28 2009

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Sarah Friedland got her filmmaking education from a combination of academic study and on-the-set training, working as an editor on films like the award-winning Free to Fly US/Cuba Link and the Emmy-nominated film The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo. Friedland dipped her toe into the directing pool with her experimental film Breath on the Mirror in 2005, which she made under residency at the Musée de Pont-Aven in Pont-Aven, France. Within the next two years, she was awarded three grants from the Paul Newman Foundation, the William Prusoff Foundation and the Jerome Foundation for her documentary Thing With No Name, which follows two HIV positive women in South Africa who sought access to treatment with an antiretroviral drug therapy. The film was selected to screen at several prominent festivals including Woodstock, Los Angeles and the London Independent. Friedland is in the midst of working on her second documentary set for completion in 2009 titled Subprimed, which provides a glimpse into the national foreclosure crisis by exploring a foreclosure epidemic in East New York and the consequences it has on the individual victims and the community as a whole.

Learn more about Subprimed and Sarah Friedland at http://sarahfriedland.com/

-Nikki Chase
Link to Article http://www.independent-magazine.org/magazine/2009/01/tentowatch

Course Descriptions

December 5 2008

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Department of Film and Media Studies Course Descriptions
Spring 2009
: Now Available: Course Descriptions (updated 12/05/08)

Sneak preview screening of “SLEEP DEALER

December 2 2008

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Sneak preview screening of Click here “SLEEP DEALER,” Alex Rivera’s award winning film – Dec. 2


December 2 2008

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008
7 PM

Lang Recital Hall

North Building, N424

The Department of Film and Media Studies is proud to present Alex Rivera’s award-winning film, followed by a Q & A session with the director, a New York-based digital media artist and filmmaker. Rivera’s work, which addresses concerns of the Latino community through a language of humor, satire, and metaphor, has also been screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, The Guggenheim Museum, PBS, Telluride, and other international venues.Admission to the screening is free and open to the Hunter community, and it is part of a three-day intensive workshop conducted by Rivera at Hunter, where students will explore alternative strategies for the creation and development of story concepts. The screening and workshop were made possible by a grant from the Winston Foundation.

Poster (PDF)

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