We are delighted to announce the Finalists in the 2008 video contest!
The 2008 Finalists are:
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In 1922, a silent movie called "Nosferatu" introduced the world to a vampire unlike any seen before. This vampire had none of the suave sophistication of Count Dracula or the sex appeal of a True Blood character - instead, he had nasty teeth, long fingers and an eerie and unsightly...
In "Watercolors", Natasha Mendonca, a budding film-maker at California Institute of the Arts, tells the terrifying story of her family losing everything in the Bombay floods of 2005. As an avid family documentarian, Natasha wants to return to Bombay to try to piece together any fragments of her family history...
"Ka Seng Going to Kenya " tells the story of Ka-Seng Ao, a USC student from Macao, who ponders the speed and isolation of life in fast-paced, Western societies with interesting, thoughtful footage and effects. He imagines an alternate life in Kenya to be free of the frenetic pace, and...
"My Journey" follows Anja-Dejana Leginovic's journey as she leaves behind her world and family in war-torn Serbia to pursue a better future in Iowa. The determination of her parents to make a better life for their children fuels her intensity in fulfilling her goals, and her story and video leaves...
An artist yearns to study abroad to expand her knowledge of the world. She wishes to gain experience with which to set the foundation for her art. Her travel destinations include England, France, and Spain.
Urvashi tells of her desire to visit Bombay, the "City of Dreams." Brought up with Bollywood movies, she yearns for the opportunity to join the industry. By studying in Los Angeles she hopes to find the wisdom and knowledge she needs to become a Bollywood star!
Musician Lucretia wishes to spread her music around the world! Her jazzy film demonstrates her fantastic drumming skills, as well as her beautiful voice.
Ana's dream is to join the Peace Corp, and use her talents and skills to help reach out to others world wide. She intends to study in the US and work with the Pro World Service Corp to help her establish a global cultural understanding.
Vanessa's creative film shows her desire to find her place in the world. Her philosophy is to "Immerse yourself in an unfamiliar world in order to truly understand yourself."
World Open to Everyone is about living in a world free of discrimination. Ola wishes to study at the University of Indianapolis, in order to achieve her desired master's degree in occupational therapy. Her desire to help and teach, is an inspiration to all!
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