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 Short and Powerful

Cinequest taps SCU filmmaking talent in pair of short films.

Santa Clara University will have a strong showing at the 23rd Cinequest Film Festival kicking off this week in San Jose.

Communication Lecturer Jonathan Fung’s film Hark will be screened. The film calls attention to human trafficking and first debuted at SCU last summer.

“We are a visual culture and film and the arts can serve as a scholarly medium to educate, challenge, and mobilize a community,” said Fung, who cast his young daughter to play the lead in the film. Hark will screen on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 4:15 p.m.; Sunday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m.; and Tuesday, March 5 at 9:30 p.m. at the Camera 12 Theaters in downtown San Jose.

A student documentary by Sofia Coyiuto ’12, Thicker than Blood, was also selected as part of the festival. It’s part of a selection of short films themed around the role of family. It runs Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 p.m. and Friday, March 8 at 9:30 p.m. at the San Jose Repertory Theater.

Assistant Professor of Communication Mike Whalen is also part of the documentary jury.

For more details visit: Cinequest.org

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