Documentary Films

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CONSIDER follows two Black single mothers in YWCA-St Paul’s supportive housing and University of Minnesota interior design students and educators as they consider what home could feel like. In the process, they embark on introspections around how to create built environments where everyone can thrive, reaffirming what it means to be human.

Funded by the University of Minnesota Arts, Design, and Humanities Imagine Chair Award.

Producer and Director: Tasoulla Hadjiyanni

Filmmakers and co-directors: Chris Newberry and Prakshi Malik.

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WHEN YOU CAN'T unfolds the meanings of cultural heritage in war and displacement. The film documents the 10-year long reconstruction of St Charalambos' church in the occupied village of Kontea in Cyprus. As Turkish authorities allow the building to be used as a church only once a year, the stories of worshippers expose the ways architecture can embody trauma and resilience.

Producer and Director: Tasoulla Hadjiyanni

Photographer: Antonis Engrafou; Cinematographer: Yiorgos Doukanaris; Archival footage: David Hands