Professor Eszter Polonyi nominated Eliza Ross and Claire Wu for the HAD Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Film Criticism.

Professor Polonyi on the nominees:

Eliza Ross is a Senior 3D Animation major, her thesis professor is Everett Kane, and she wrote a final research paper entitled “Decolonizing Documentary Practices Through Ousmane Sembène’s Borom Sarret (1963).” Eliza demonstrated great capacity for clarity and rigor in her reasoning as well as an understanding of the main challenges facing historical narratives of the documentary form today.

Claire Wu, Junior Painting major, no thesis advisor as of yet, wrote a final research paper entitled “Hunters in Woods: the Potential of Unspecificity” in which she demonstrated outstanding capacities of visual analysis and promise in her writing.