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Lost/Found – 2021 Doc Media Thesis Films - Part 2

Lost/Found – 2021 Doc Media Thesis Films - Part 2
Lost/Found – 2021 Doc Media Thesis Films - Part 2
3:30 PM-7:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Thu June 10, 2021 - Fri June 11, 2021
3:30 PM-7:30 PM


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


Open to the public


Northwestern University continues to build on its reputation for releasing talented film alumni into the world with the sixth consecutive NU DOCS screening event. “Lost and Found” features nine short films exploring loss or recovery, whether that be of a homeland, family, identity, love, or peace of mind. The films are directed by 2021 graduates from the two-year MFA in Documentary Media program at the School of Communication.

Lost//Found Pt. 2 will be available to watch on the Block Museum's Eventive page on Thursday, June 10 from 3:30 PM to June 11 at 7:30 PM. Screenings will be followed by a live panel discussion with the filmmakers during which viewers may submit questions. Closed captions available for the films.


Check out the second night of films Lost//Found Pt. 1 here.


Join us for a discussion with the filmmakers on Friday, June 11 at 8:30 PM on Zoom: https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/92074385225



Being found involves discovering new information, a new form of life, a new place, or a new identity. This pandemic has caused many of us to lose things that we never thought we’d have to let go. For each of us, our personal situations may differ, but all of us feel a newly invigorated necessity to discover a new meaning to the things around us. In such uncertainty, we undergo an ever-changing flux of discovery and disappearance. Sometimes that which seems to have disappeared returns to us. Sometimes that which we cherish slips between our fingers. This collection of four short documentary films tells diverse stories of discovery and makes us consider what it means to be found.



“The First Wave” – dir. Marilyn Oliva
Timo Espinoza, a second-generation Latino cannabis legacy operator, and survivor of the war on drugs, transitions his family business from the traditional market to the legal market in the upheaval battle of social equity.
“Bayou for Us” – dir. Mizani Ball
“Bayou for Us” takes us to a lively small street that has become a safe haven and vibrant place of opportunity for Black natives in New Orleans.
“Last Race” – dir. John Haley
In the midst of a whirlwind campaign for elected office in America’s heartland, a political novice navigates the contours of newfound love.
“White Lotus” – dir. Sean Moore
Members of a commune of Buddhists continue their practice after a fire destroys the shrine at the center of their community.


Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu