Faculty Achievements 2003-2004
Film and Video

Faculty Achievements 2003-2004
Grants, Awards and Honors | Publications | Exhibitions | Film and Video | Conferences/Invited Talks

Film and Video

Alexandra Juhasz (Media Studies)

Documentary Video Production:

  • “Dear Gabe.” Digital video. 50 mins. Producer/Writer/Director.
    Six college friends, feminists all, make diverse choices about creating and raising family.
  • “Naming Prairie.” Beta-SP. 6 mins. Producer/Writer/Director. Sundance, 2002, official selection. Queer Fests (NY, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto). Jewish Film Festivals (San Francisco). A lesbian couple celebrates their daughter and family with a Jewish babynaming ceremony.
  • “RELEASED: 5 Short Videos about Women and Prison.” Digital Video. 27:30 minutes. Producer. Women in the Director’s Chair, Queer Fests (NY, LA, SF, Toronto), Prison Fests. Six media artists collaborate with women prisoners to represent new visions of this crisis.


  • “Naming Prairie.” Official Selection, Sundance 2002. Currently enjoying grassroots distribution to Jewish educators and on festival circuit. New York, Toronto, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals. Cleveland Int. Airs: Through the Lens. Seventh Art Releasing.
  • “RELEASED.” Currently enjoying grassroots distribution to prisoners and prison rights organizations. Airs on Free speech TV.
  • “Dear Gabe” Seoul International Women’s, Berlin Lesbian Film Festival, 2003. New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Rochester Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals, 2003.

Jesse Lerner (Media Studies)


  • “T.S.H.” Director, editor and camera. 16 mm B&W, 6 minutes, 2004.


  • “Contemporaries,” RedCat Disney Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 2004
  • “1, 2, 3 por mi y mis compañeros,” Centro Cultural España, Mexico City, 2004
  • San Diego Latino Film Festival, 2004
  • Argos Festival, Brussels, Belgium, 2003
  • Imaginaria Audiovisual de la Frontera, Tijuana, Mexico, 2003
  • “The Inquiring Camera,” Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, 2003; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, 2003
  • Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, 2003
  • Pocharte Gallery, Santa Ana, CA, 2003
  • XicanIndie Film Festival, Denver, CO, 2002, 2003
  • “Mixed Feelings,” Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, 2002
  • “Escenarios,” Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Mexico City, 2002
  • Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, 2002
  • Muestra de Cine Mexicano, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2002
  • Les Jeudis Cinema Differents du Collectif, Paris, 2002
  • Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, 2002
  • La Panadería, Mexico City, 2002
  • “La Fórmula Secreta,” Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2002
  • “Cowboys, Indians, Divas and Poets: A Re-vision of Mexican Mythologies,” Americas Society, New York, 2002
  • Chicago Filmmakers, 2002
  • Full Frame/Double Take Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC, 2002

Ming-Yuen S. Ma (Media Studies)

Selected Video, Performance + Installations:

  • “Movements East-West.” 17 min., Digital Video, 2003
    This video is structured as a composite timeline of sixty dates and places, starting in 1841 and ending in 2001. In this chronology, significant dates in Ma's personal and family history mingle and intersect with world historical events, showing the larger social and political forces behind his migrations.
  • 2004 Festival International Nouveau Cinéma Nouveaux Médias Montréal, Montréal, Canada. 2003 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film and Video Festival, Los Angeles.
  • “9/4/1953 - 5/19/2003” Digital Video. 30 sec.
    Commissioned for the Past/Forward, a fundraiser for the Linda Mabalot Legacy Fund, organized by Visual Communications, held at the Aratani/Japan American Theatre in October 2003, and made in collaboration with writer Lisa Asagi.
  • In January of 2003, his video Sniff was shown in the video window of Stux Gallery in New York City, in an exhibition curated by Koan-Jeff Baysa, October 2003.
  • …Finally (karaoke video) Festival Finale at Vermont Music Café, TV or Not TV, LA Freewaves, Los Angeles
  • THIS IS NOT A FOREIGN FILM (installation + performance) Platinum Oasis, OUTFEST, Los Angeles
  • Untitled: Video Self Portraits (collaborative installation between Contemporary Media Practices class at Pitzer College, Kulture Klub LA, and Amitis Motevalli) “Democracy When!? Activist Strategizing in Los Angeles,” LACE, Los Angeles, curated by Tone O. Nielsen
  • Judge, Armed with a Camera Fellowship, L.A. Asian Pacific Film Festival, Los Angeles
  • Three videos from Ma's “Xin Lu” series at the Hong Kong/Hollywood at the Borders: Alternative Perspectives, Alternative Cinemas symposium, April 2004, sponsored by the Fulbright Program and the University of Hong Kong.