Welcoming a New Chair

The Department of Photography and Film welcomes new Department Chair, Sasha Waters Freyer, beginning Spring 2013.

Sasha Waters Freyer, an award-winning filmmaker of experimental and documentary films, will join the department as chair for the Spring 2013 semester.

Among other notable acheivements, Freyer’s most-recent feature documentary, Chekov for Children,  obtained numerous awards, including the Peter C. Rollins Film Award for Best Documentary, a mention in the indieWIRE Annual Critics Survey 2010, and the Official selection in the Telluride Film Festival Rotterdam Film Festival.

From Freyer’s Website:

“Chekhov for Children tells the inspiring story of an ambitious undertaking – the 1979 staging on Broadway of Uncle Vanya by New York City 5th & 6th graders, directed by the celebrated writer Phillip Lopate. Using a wealth of never-before-screened student documentary videos and dramatic super 8mm films from the era, Chekhov for Children explores the interplay between art and life for a dozen friends across 30 years – including the filmmaker.”

Both the VCUarts and Photo/Film departments extend a warm welcome for the coming semester.