Student Films Premier in Campus Festival, Popcorn Included

Image from student Mariette Aborn’s film “Degrees, Diamonds, and Diapers” about 1960s housewives, featuring Aborn’s grandmother

Six student films, created as end-of-semester projects, had their public debut in Hawthorne-Longfellow Library on December 16.

The film festival was hosted by Juli Haugen, Educational Technology Consultant in Bowdoin’s IT office, who worked with the students on the films. “I’ve always wanted to do an end-of-semester film festival, and this year it finally happened,” Haugen said. Attendees enjoyed a deluxe movie-going experience, thanks to a hot chocolate bar and 9 flavors of popcorn from Coastal Maine Popcorn Company.

The films included political commercials created for Professor of Government Christian Potholm’s course on Maine politics, along with documentaries produced for  “Memories and Memoirs,” a course taught by Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies Connie Chiang, who took Haugen’s faculty workshop on digital storytelling last summer.

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