Siyan Liu and Danni Wang (SocDoc class of 2015) worked in a low-wage factory in Dongguan-- the manufacturing hub and inadvertent sex capital of China. There, they met line workers Jolin and Yun who became the subjects of their thesis film, Factory Girls.
When can you say I met with Edward’s Snowden’s robot or a story-telling drag queen at work today?As a senior producer at Vice, SocDoc alumnus Adam Banicki gets to work with such characters regularly.
If you're interested in joining SVA's MFA Social Documentary Film program, we encourage you to come by for a tour of the department, and to sit in on our weekly screening series that comprise our Process & Style class on Thursday evenings.
SVA MFA Social Documentary Film Sixth Annual Thesis Showcase presents the works of our
2016 graduates, Group 6. This year's films take us around the globe to a Beijing General's
family home, an orphanage in the birthplace of the Buddha, and New York City's own
neighborhoods, as well as the nebulous regions between countries and our own fuzzy
memories. Come see the best our emerging documentary filmmakers have made during their
time in our program.
Screening the films of Reem Alothman, William Bentley, Daysi Burbano Hinojosa, Nancy Burneo,
Anqi Cai, Esteban Coloma-Gudiño, Ayram Edery, Shiri Paamony Eshel, Lizzy Halberstadt,
Xin Jiang, Yuqi Kang, Efrat Kashai, Mengxiong Li, Christina Liao, Lulu Men, Lizzie Minges,
Megan Orr, Carolina Pazmino, Prapaporn Pinyopusarerk, Scott Alexander Ruderman,
Fernando Venegas Traba, Sarah Rachael Wainio, Shiyi Wang, Lacy Wangen, Tianji Yu,
Thesis Showcase - September 23-25, 2016
Reception - Saturday, September 24 8:30-10:30pm
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street, New York City
Free and open to the public. RSVP here: facebook.com/events/174051829696790/
Films are all works-in-progress. Filmmakers will be present & Q&As follow each screening.
For more info on the films, please email [email protected]
Trailer edited by Craig Lowy.
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