On Tuesday May 8, 2018, this year's cohort of CAMRA Fellows will present their multimedia projects. This is the 2nd cohort that has participated in the expansion of the program, through generous support provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Below is more information about the showcase, as well as details about each Fellow and their project. We hope you can join CAMRA in celebrating this dynamic group of Fellows!
May 8, 2018
Institute of Contemporary Art
Ebony War Porn
Film by Davelle Barnes (University of Pennsylvania – Veteran Upward Bound Program)
Description: Former U.S. Marine, Camile Turner opens up about P.T.S.D., Military Sexual Assault and mothering while veteran.
Mentor: Nuala Cabral – Filmmaker; Coordinator of POPPYN (Presenting on Perspective on Philly Youth News)
Film by Sonari-Nnamdi Chidi (University of Pennsylvania)
Description: Shattering Refuge explores the depictions and representations of refugees and displaced people in the media and envisions how to move forward in a world where the idea of refuge has been shattered.
Mentor: Sosena Solomon – Social documentary film and multimedia visual artist; Lecturer at Penn
Film by Seung-Hyun Chung (University of Pennsylvania)
Description: A person of many names, the filmmaker explores the personal connotations of his names and the way larger diasporic, postcolonial, and activist histories are entangled with them.
Mentor: OreOluwa Badaki – PhD Student, Penn Graduate School of Education
Film by Nabila Eltantawy (Community College of Philadelphia)
Description: This short documentary explores the filmmaker’s return to faith as a queer ex-Muslim. Through her relationship with her Muslim partner, she finds other queer Muslims who have embraced their spirituality with their gender and sexuality, and a progressive Muslim community that is growing within the U.S.
Mentor: Razan AlSalah – Filmmaker and media artist
No-Place Like Home
Film by Liliana Frankel (Swarthmore College)
Description: If the American Dream is to own a house in the suburbs, why are so many suburban-raised kids flooding into Philadelphia? What will that change mean for them, and their neighbors? Follow five suburban youth as they discuss the often-implicit ways social problems manifested in their hometown, and how they are now confronting them head on in the city. An autoethnography.
Mentor: Andrew Hudson – PhD Student, Penn School of Arts & Sciences
The 2016 Camra Fellows program application is open. Any Penn (or nearby university) undergrad or masters student working on a independent media project is encouraged to apply! We are excited to build off the successes of the previous fellows and mentors and to facilitate great media work again this year.
APPLY HERE for the Camra Fellows 2016 Program.
Download the camrafellows2016 flyer here.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 30TH, 2015
We invite all UPenn undergraduate and master’s students to apply to this year’s fellows program!
The SSMF fellows program provides undergraduate scholars and media makers at the University of Pennsylvania with the opportunity to explore and engage multiple media forms for their own research projects with the support and guidance of experienced scholars and researchers. Fellows must show interest in an individual media-based project they would like to work on. This can be for a course requirement, an independent project, or the senior thesis.
Each SSMF fellow will become part of the Camra community and attend special fellow events during the spring 2015 semester, attend the media festival (March 27-28, 2015), and work one-on-one with a Camra mentor on their projects. In May, fellows will have the option of submitting their media work in a project competition.
All you need to do:
Complete the online application (http://bit.ly/ssmffellows).
Description of proposed media project