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Rebecca Sherwood

Alumni, Film


Rebecca Sherwood

Alumni, Film

Rebecca studied modes of spectatorship and received a Specialization in Peace and Justice for her cross-departmental work in anthropology, philosophy, and history in relation to film during her undergrad. She was a AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Austin, Texas where she created sustainable systems of data intake for a low-income college access program. She loved Austin so much she stayed and worked at the Austin Studios / Austin Film Society as a Development Apprentice.

Rebecca focuses on reflexive documentaries that explore socio-economic issues. She created Tavistock Square while studying experimental film at the British Film Institute in London. The film focuses on a suicide bombing attack and its effect on American students' perceptions. Her film, New Grounds, focuses on an alternative organization, Common Ground Collective, which provided house-gutting services to residents of the Upper Ninth Ward in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina.

She is currently working on a documentary that focuses on immigration in relation to Detroit and Tel Aviv. Rebecca serves as a website administrator for this site as well as a Sound Studio Assistant in the Peterson Lab.

Rebecca is a feminist, whose guilty pleasures consist of chatting on facebook and cheesecake.

Educational Background:

BA English - Film Studies, Michigan State University