Pendant 7 mois: a documentary on the University of Arizona students opinions during the 2017-2018 academic school year
AuthorHarris, Katherine Grace
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe 1962 film by Chris Marker and Peter Lhomme Le Joli Mai explores the mindsets of Parisiens during a critical part in France’s colonial history. It identifies different demographics of the French capital and explores what it means to live in Paris in May 1962, and what it means to be free. This film influenced my decision to create a documentary on the University of Arizona campus that took a small sample of the 43,000 students who attended during this year and asked them similar questions as Marker and Lhomme. The film looks at generational differences, political affiliations, and the idea of freedom and life after college. It’s easy for an individual’s voice to get lost in the sea of students at a large university such as the University of Arizona and this film gives a voice to these students. The interviews presented in this documentary were gathered of the period of seven months between September 2016 and March 2017.The documentary looks at the stigmas behind being a millennial and works to combat these stigmas while addressing the mindsets of each individual student during this year of their life and of their higher education. Le Joli Mai is a French New Wave film and as such exemplifies the time period in which it was made. Pendant 7 mois is a piece that represents the time period by which it was made and will remain as a representation of the University of Arizona students during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Degree ProgramHonors College