Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Intercollegiate Media Studies

Reader 1

Ruti Talmor

Reader 2

James Morrison


This is a film about my father, who died in 2017. It deals with his ancestry, rooted in South African history, as well as the events before and after his family’s immigration to America in 1965. The purpose of the project was to investigate the past, as I have been disconnected from my family history due to exile, assimilation, tragedy and trauma. This lead to the discovery of undeniable patterns of love and loss, which I present in this film, yet do not completely understand. Content warning: discussion of suicide and car accidents.

Streaming Media

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.