Mentor: Brooke Barnett
Project title: The Tobacco King: A Documentary Film and A Comparative Study of Ethical Fieldwork Models in Documentary and Video Ethnography
This semester I focused on the distribution phase for The Tobacco King. While waiting to hear back from film festivals, I created marketing materials, including a website, trailer, and poster. The film has had some success, screening across the nation and receiving many awards, including Best Undergraduate Documentary at the Ivy Film Festival and Best Student Long-Form Documentary at the BEA Festival of Media Arts. The Tobacco King also helped me to land a job with two-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker, Marshall Curry. To construct the written component of my Lumen project, I interviewed professionals in documentary and video ethnography. A preliminary version of that paper will be published in the Elon Journal.
Dr. Ann J. Cahill
Professor of Philosophy
Spence Pavilion 111
2340 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Phone: (336) 278-5703
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