DOC NYC U: HUNTER COLLEGE
Hunter’s MFA Program in Integrated Media Arts (IMA) offers advanced studies in nonfiction media making. The IMA Program educates multidisciplinary, socially engaged media makers in a diverse range of skills across the media landscape. Working with faculty from film, video, emerging media and journalism backgrounds, students learn to conceptualize, create and distribute innovative, politically and socially engaged expression using contemporary media technologies.
Hunter’s showcase includes: After… After… (Access) (USA, 15 min., Jordan Lord) confronts questions of accessibility through an attempt to record the filmmaker’s recent open-heart surgery. Dick’s Decoys (USA, 4 min., Sean Hanley) is an elegy in objects, a tangible history of a life lived—a catalog of the antique decoy collection of the filmmaker’s father-in-law shortly after his unexpected passing. In Cranberry Lake (USA, 16 min., Zoya Baker), forest ecology students take immersive field courses in the Adirondacks to explore the relationship between experiential learning and environmental stewardship. Gentrification Express: Breaking Down the BQX (USA, 17 min., Samantha Farinella & Amanda Katz) examines the community impact of a proposed streetcar between Astoria and Brooklyn. A reading of NASA’s “Pioneer Odyssey” 1972 mission report reflects on interstellar communication, the battle of the sexes and the power of diagrams in Postcards from Miss Universe (USA, 8 min., CG Foisy).