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Film at Mason Director and WGST Affiliate Faculty, Giovanna Chesler, Filmmaker of the Month

April 16, 2019

Giovanna Chesler, Director of Film and Video Studies Program

Giovanna Chesler, Director of Film and Video Studies Program and WGST Affiliate Faculty

The Department of Women and Gender Studies recently extended their congratulations to Professor Giovanna Chesler. She was recognized as the April 2019 “Filmmaker of the Month” by the D.C. Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME).

The OCTFME prides itself in recognizing filmmakers who widely contribute to the D.C. creative scene through art, visual, and sound media that encourages community and social engagement. Professor Chesler’s contributions were no exception, with her films reflecting and exploring issues of identity: namely gender, race, sexuality, class, and bodily autonomy.

Professor Chesler was particularly recognized by the OCTFME for her recent short film drama, “The Pick Up”, a co-production of the Film and Video Studies program’s (FAVS) Mason Film Lab, made with students in the program and produced by Professor Lisa Thrasher, cinematography by Professor Hans Charles.

Read entire article by Sidney Davis, WGST Intern

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