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Xaminer, Terry Artis Apr 2018

Xaminer, Terry Artis

Theses

“Rocket” Rowan Bell is a young Black idealist who has an audacious notion to disseminate what he perceives as truth to his community through news publication. As an adolescent boy, he was a good kid and athlete with a good heart from a poor Black neighborhood. Rocket experienced what seemed to be an episode of sexual assault by a youth-minister/track-coach at his church. The ordeal may have shaped his young adult perspective and evolved into a philosophy through which Rocket contends:There are three Negro (P)s that perpetuate the pathetic plight of Black people — the Negro Preacher, the ...


Silence In The Stars, Taylor Claman Jan 2018

Silence In The Stars, Taylor Claman

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This honors project is a feature length film that explores the concept of friendship and adversity. There are themes of race, loss, absence, adolescence and young love. The main character, Pim, loses her brother at a young age, and his absence affects her life even four years later, where the story takes place. As Pim and Marisol bond over their shared hardship, Pim learns to open up and allow herself happiness as she starts to heal from the impact of her brother's death on her life.


Daedalus (A Screenplay), John Ver Mulm Jan 2018

Daedalus (A Screenplay), John Ver Mulm

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

This screenplay is an adaptation based on the mythological inventor, Daedalus. Most audiences are less familiar with who Daedalus is compared to what he accomplished (designed and built the Labyrinth) or who he is associated with (his son, Icarus). For the most part, as found in Apollodorus’ The Library, Daedalus’ story weaves throughout the background of better-known heroes and villains. That is not to say his story is any less interesting, or – as many myths end – tragic. In my script, I attempt to flesh out the brief origins of the great inventor. This tale is found in The Library and ...


The Sitting Bull, Joseph Crisafulli Jan 2018

The Sitting Bull, Joseph Crisafulli

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

The following work is a screenplay telling a dramatic narrative of the life of Sitting Bull and some of the key figures in his life. The story draws on the history, but it naturally takes creative license in an attempt to paint a realistic portrait of the Hunkpapa Sioux leader.