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Students participate in Creative Inquiry project

January 8, 2018

Creative Inquiry students. (Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.)

Creative Inquiry students. (Photo courtesy of Graciela Tissera.)

Students Jesse Bynum, Hannah Cheeks, Alex Ekam, Chelsea Jennings, and Aidan Reuland participated in the Creative Inquiry project titled “Individual versus Systems in Cinema” offered by Dr. Graciela Tissera. The project explored a selection of movies from world-renowned Hispanic film directors to analyze confrontations between individuals and systems while establishing a theoretical framework for the research. The analyses focused on the complex human relationships portrayed inside and outside systems related to a wide array of social, political, psychological, cultural, and metaphysical topics. Students presented thought-provoking themes such as overcoming imposed limits, survival strategies, and the search for truth and justice in the following movies: Box 507 (Spain, 2002) by Enrique Urbizu, Sleep Dealer (Mexico-US, 2008) by Alex Rivera, The Mouth of the Wolf (Peru, 1988) by Franciso Lombardi, City of God (Brazil, 2002) by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, and Betibú (Argentina, 2014) by Miguel Cohan.