Cornejo awarded MSAB Artist Initiative grant

January 10, 2018
By Dee Menning, CFR

Cecilia M. Cornejo,Cecilia Cornejo Instructor in Cinema and Media Studies, has been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant to complete Ways of Being Home, the second in a trilogy of films that traces the experience of marginalized communities in Northfield. In collaboration with members of the Mexican community of Northfield, MSAB logoCornejo will complete a poetic documentary that examines issues of displacement, belonging, and resilience from their perspective. Community members will contribute to the making of the film by sharing their personal experiences, performing technical roles during the shooting process, creating the film’s soundtrack, NEA logoand offering their feedback at three screenings of the work in progress, actively shaping the final film.