April 17, 2006
UCSC undergrads win award for documentary
on war veterans
A video by two UCSC undergraduates won the Jim Demulling Speak
Out Award for Best Social Awareness Commentary in a Documentary
at the Humboldt International Short Film Festival.
In the video "Generation War," filmmakers Meaghen
Keyser and Caitlin Lindsey look at the experiences of three
Vietnam veterans, including Keyser's father, who are living
in northern California. They used the stories and experiences
of the older vets as a lens through which to view the current
occupation of Iraq and the subsequent creation of another generation
of war veterans.
The students, both seniors, made the documentary while enrolled
in the course Video Production of the Social Documentary
taught by Renee Tajima-Peña, associate professor of community
"Meaghan and Caitlin are great students--they've both
completed field studies in radio but are distinguishing themselves
in video, too," said Tajima-Peña.