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Date & Time:

Wed June 7, 2017 - Fri June 9, 2017


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Northwestern University’s MFA in Documentary Media program is proud to present the thesis films of its second graduating class. Please join us to watch a great selection of new short documentaries, engage in dialogue with the filmmakers, and celebrate their accomplishments. This free three-night event will give audience members a chance to discover the next generation of filmmakers who tackle topics ranging from taxidermy to homelessness to autism. Diverse in subject matter and style, the eleven thesis films were directed by: Ashley Brandon, Luther Clement, Hasan Demirtas, Mina Fitzpatrick, Tim Fryett, Iyabo Kwayana, Philippine Merolle, Julio Molica, Sebastian Pinzon, Nevo Shinaar, and Weichao Xu. Each program will include different films.

Where We Belong
Wednesday, June 7  7pm FREE

A night portraying individuals constructing their identities amidst tenuous circumstances. Featured characters overcome genocide, globalization, and more through family and community support.

Palenque directed by Sebastian Pinzon-Silva
AJ directed by Philippine Merolle
Warm Noise Around Me directed by Luther Clement
Charming Strangers directed by Weichao Xu

Second Life
Thursday, June 8  7pm FREE

A night of stories which deal with various forms of transformation comprising human existence.

This House is Mine directed by Julio Molica
Mickey's Pets directed by Ashley S. Brandon
Seams directed by Nevo I. Shinaar
Practice directed by Iyabo Kwayana


Friday, June 9  7pm FREE

Three portrait films exploring the contours of place, culture and community under construction.

Song of Ascent directed by Timothy Fryett
Carry My Voice directed by Hasan Demirtas
Wandervogel directed by Mina Fitzpatrick

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at