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For these graduates it's a December to remember

For these graduates it's a December to remember

“Mohammed is one of those rare students whose drive and dogged passion for creating films by any means necessary eclipses most,” said filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu, an assistant professor in the Film and Video Studies Program.

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Going Viral: FAVS Senior Jada Salter Has a Story to Tell

Going Viral: FAVS Senior Jada Salter Has a Story to Tell

For part of her capstone project, Jada made a short documentary about William ("Salty Bill") Salter, three-time Grammy winner, composer, musician, and writer of the song, "Just the Two of Us." Now preparing to make that short film into a feature, Jada posted a Tik Tok video with her grandfather. Within hours, the video went viral.

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Ten Years After the Arab Spring

Ten Years After the Arab Spring

The Cheuse Center and the Middle East Institute's Arts and Culture Center are pleased to mark the 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring with a series of monthly talks with leading writers from the region. Ten Years After the Arab Spring, which launches this December, will feature the voices of award-winning writers from Arab Spring countries reflecting on the past ten years through the lens of their writings and personal experiences.

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Carla Thomas McGinnis, Mason alumna, helps bring history to life

Carla Thomas McGinnis, Mason alumna, helps bring history to life

Wwith the nation’s current reckoning with racism, McGinnis stresses the National Museum of African American History and Culture's importance even in the middle of a pandemic. “The museum has always been looked at as a leader in how we can talk about race and social justice,” says Carla Thomas McGinnis.

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Mason Fall Film Showcase Online Dec 4 and 5

Mason Fall Film Showcase Online Dec 4 and 5

See student films and presentations from FAVS 255 (Video Production for Film), FAVS 300 (Global Horror), FAVS 365 (Documentary), FAVS 375 (Fiction Directing), FAVS 399 (Afrofuturism), FAVS 399 (Music Video), FAVS 497 (Staged Readings), and FAVS 498 (Pitches). Films available to watch from Dec 3-10.

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