Cinema & Media Studies

Documenting refugees

A documentary film by Penn junior Sonari Chidi and a panel discussion at Perry World House focused on the depiction of refugees and immigrants in the media.

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Oscar insights

At the Lightbulb Cafe, cinema studies senior lecturer Meta Mazaj speaks about the globalization of cinema and her Oscar picks in anticipation of the 91st Academy Awards.

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And the Oscar goes to…a Penn sophomore?

Claire Sliney is a co-executive producer of one of five films nominated for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category. “Period. End of Sentence.” explores the stigma of menstruation for girls in India and Sliney’s work to address the issue.

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TV marathon

With many taking time off over the holidays, Rahul Mukherjee of cinema studies shares his thoughts on binge-watching television.

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Cells and cinema

As a biology major, senior Andrew Ravaschiere spends much of his time in a laboratory conducting cellular research. But as a cinema and media studies minor, he got out of the lab and into the world of filmmaking during the summer, working as an intern for a documentary filmmaker.

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Woody Allen and Academic Freedom

Valerie Ross of the Critical Writing Program weighs in on the tricky relationship between studying problematic public figures and recent calls for accountability from the #metoo and Time’s Up movements.

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Smooth Operator: Steadicam inventor Garrett Brown

Peter Decherney of the School of Arts and Sciences and the Annenberg School for Communication contextualizes the impact of Garrett Brown’s Steadicam on the art of cinematography. (Video)

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