Have Lunch with Documentary Filmmaker John Fiege '97
His work as director and/or director of photography has played at the Cannes Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, Tribeca, and SXSW.
Date: Friday, April 26th, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Weitz Center-LTC Lounge
Sponsored by: Career Center
Contact: Sarah Rechtzigel, x4296
As a graduate student at the University of Texas, Austin, Fiege won both the Princess Grace Award and Kodak Scholarship Award (so you could discuss your applications with him!). His work as director and/or director of photography has played at the Cannes Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, Tribeca, and SXSW, as well as many other venues.
His current project, ABOVE ALL ELSE is an intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Through their journeys, the film tells the story of how the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has affected the larger fight against climate change. The film’s characters risk financial ruin, their personal safety, and their relationships with the people they hold most dear. Their stories become both an exploration of the human spirit and a window into how social change happens in America.
Here is the Kickstarter:
Here's the film's website:
And here's some info about his previous film, Mississippi Chicken: