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Frosh : nine months in a freshman dorm

Daniel Geller director, producer.; Dayna Goldfine director, producer.; California Newsreel (Firm), presenter, production company.; Geller/Goldfine Productions, production company.

1993

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  • Title:
    Frosh : nine months in a freshman dorm
  • Author: Daniel Geller director, producer.; Dayna Goldfine director, producer.; California Newsreel (Firm), presenter, production company.; Geller/Goldfine Productions, production company.
  • Description: Freshman year. What could be more challenging, disorienting, exhilarating, depressing? Two award-winning filmmakers- one male, one female- returned to college with their cameras. They spent a year living in a co-ed, multicultural, freshman residence hall at Stanford University. They shot at 2:00 AM bull sessions, in co-ed bathrooms, classrooms and deans offices, and on trips home during winter break. Their unprecedented cinema verite documentary captures the freshman world of scary freedoms and new lifestyles in all its thrilling anxiety.The students discover they face much more than the traditional academic pressures. Campus life is wracked with unexpected social conflicts: Freedom of speech vs. anti-harassment codes. Multicultural education vs. western culture. Alcohol, drugs, and dating. Grade anxiety, cultural alienation, and the lure of dropping out. Maintaining ethnic and gay identity on a white, heterosexual campus. Frosh traces a dramatic journey of social experimentation and intellectual curiosity, cultural clashes and spiritual crisis, academic pressure and adjustment problems, but ultimately, individual self-discovery within a diverse community. Nothing less than a contemporary American coming of age story, Frosh is destined to become a classic of student life. Frosh's frank and open approach to gender, racial, political, and academic issues common to all campuses will help prepare any student for the challenges of college life. Ideal for use in: Freshman year, residential life, counseling, and other student activities programs, and for training professional and para-professional staff.
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel
  • Format: 1 online resource (92 minutes).
  • Subjects: Stanford University -- Students; College freshmen -- California; College students -- California -- Social conditions; Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- California; Documentary films; Feature films
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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