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.