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Watch Films From Humanities in Focus

The Humanities in Focus course in the U’s College of Humanities aims to help non-traditional adult learners acquire skills to make documentaries and find their voice through filmmaking, so they can explore the interconnectedness of culture, heritage and diversity within thecommunity. In collaboration with students from the Honors College,those who attend the class are taught fundamental skills relating to the technical and artistic aspects of filmmaking and then work in groups to create films about important social issues.

Below are the films created by students last year and screened in Marriott Library in April 2019. Unfortunately, the 2020 screening of the newest documentaries has been postponed because of current global health crisis. The program hopes to screen them as soon as they are able.

Shepherds of Hope 

The East African Refugee Goat Project of Utah brings hope to three different refugee communities by providing cultural connection and a sense of purpose through goat herding.

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Flourish Bakery is a place for healing. This film explores the stories of two former addicts who have turned their lives around. 

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Casa Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl is the Aztec god that represents "precious knowledge." Casa Quetzalcoatl's mission is to provide educational development and to foster a sense of community for first generation high school students in Salt Lake City. 

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Last Updated: 3/24/20