Hello! I thought I should post the big news!

I was accepted into Temple University’s Anthropology BA program, in the Visual Anthropology track, starting this Fall 2018! I’m entering as a junior, so in Spring 2020 I’ll graduate, and then I may enter their 4-year PhD program.  I’m very excited to combine all my prior knowledge and experiences with focused study and guidance, and create and collaborate on projects in a university environment.  I look forward to getting to know Philly a little better (warts and all), and seeing where this next big step takes me into the future.

My focus will remain on documentary video, with a focus on musical expression and social issues.  My desire is to contribute to the rich field of Visual Anthropology, while creating public programs for youth and adults to use/refine their use of media as empowered expression and cultural preservation. I’m also taking on the challenge of learning Arabic!

Make sure you check out my last film screening at Pittsburgh Filmmakers on Saturday, July 7, 2018 – a farewell to both my time in Pittsburgh and to my beloved Pittsburgh Filmmakers School, which is closing at the end of summer.

I’ll keep everyone updated on this site with any new cool stuff I’m up to, filmmaking and otherwise.  See you in August, Philly!

– Chris Mason, Director

FB event for the screening of Improvising the Divine: The Music of Tom Moran: https://www.facebook.com/events/240816926474051/

 

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