Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Mass Communication and Media Arts

First Advisor

Kolb, Gary

Second Advisor

Aguayo, Angela

Third Advisor

Kreider, Wago


This paper examines the creative process behind the “2001 Nights”
narrative film project. The filmmaker (Author) chose the ancient book The
Thousand and One Nights, as a foundation and structure to tell a number of
contemporary stories. Through these stories the author is hoping to explore
a number of themes.
The film mixes elements of magical realism with dramatic fiction to
explore the concepts of alienation, displacement and diaspora, trying to
understand the concept of the “other”. Under the politicized, stressful
climate of current world events, the film also examines identity. This piece is
personal, in that the author is trying to take his own search for identity to a
more global level.




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