A documentary produced by students in Doc 150 has been selected as an official selection for the Lycoming College Film and Video Festival. Andrea Bonilla (Lafayette College), Yannick Gbadouwey (Lehigh University), and Shreya Nebhwani (Lafayette College), shot, edited and produced the 10-minute film, “Not Like You,” in Professor Andy Smith’s Doc 150 course in Fall 2017. The film, “Not Like You,” focuses on DACA students working towards a college degree while constantly fearing deportation.
The three student documentarians write that through the film “we hope to inform others of the struggle of their community members due to the current political climate. When these students apply to college, they realize all the challenges they are going to have to face such as not being able to apply for federal aid and their limited scholarship opportunities. We explore the different challenges that DACA students encounter such as studying abroad, familial responsibility, marriage, and social pressure. DACA students have been fighting this battle to secure a foreseeable future.”
The Lycoming College Film and Video Festival, scheduled for Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7 p.m. at at the AMC theatre in Williamsport, PA. Founded in 2008, as a local student film screening, the festival now receives submissions from around the state and showcases the creative story-telling talents of up-and-coming film and video artists who are currently enrolled at post-secondary schools.