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A Home Movie, Reluctant Autoethnography

Bonilla, Juan Francisco (2017) A Home Movie, Reluctant Autoethnography. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Bonilla, Juan Francisco
Abstract:

A Home Movie, an 18-minute auto ethnographic film essay, concludes a two-year process of personal study of mental health, immigration and growth. Since the first shots of the film were captured with a DSLR camera, on December of 2014 at Pearson Airport, to the last shot taken on February of 2017 at his adoptive hometown of Hamilton, Ontario, the author went through a severe personal crisis, broke a leg, traveled, inquired his loved ones on the effects of his migration on their lives, severely strained and then strengthened ties with family, lost loved ones, and achieved a better understanding of his own self. In this accompanying thesis, medical, artistic and sociological issues are carefully considered, but the crucial findings come from personal honesty and the finding of an artistic voice in the medium of film.

Date: 21 April 2017
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 13:18
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 13:18
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1757

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