30 October 2017

Professor Peggy Ahwesh visited Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences

Professor Peggy Ahwesh visited Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences on October 23. 

 

Professor Peggy Ahwesh visited Al-Quds Bard College for Arts and Sciences on October 23. In ‎a workshop for media students, Ahwesh screened six videos that were produced by beginners, ‎seniors and recent graduates of Bard College. Some of these videos were observational ‎documentary videos, emphasizing close examination of activities and daily life. Ahwesh aimed to ‎show a wide range of film production, allowing AQB students to learn and observe how strong ‎films are made.

Moreover, Ahwesh met one-on-one with several senior Media Studies majors to discuss the ‎development of their senior projects. Students found the discussions with Professor Ahwesh to ‎be fruitful and stimulating ‎
Peggy Ahwesh is an American experimental filmmaker and video artist. Her interests include the ‎history of non-fiction film, experimental media, women in film, sexuality, and feminism. Ahwesh ‎is the recipient of several awards such as Jerome and Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships, the ‎Alpert Award in the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Art Matters. She teaches ‎at Bard College.