Stepping Into Another Culture: On-site and Societal Research Considerations of a Documentary Film Director

Stepping Into Another Culture: On-site and Societal Research Considerations of a Documentary Film Director

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Levin, C. Melinda
Description: This University Scholars Day keynote address discusses on-site and societal research considerations of a documentary film director.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
Attention Black College Women: "It Is Time To Think Twice Before You Make That Choice!"

Attention Black College Women: "It Is Time To Think Twice Before You Make That Choice!"

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Yasmeen, Frazier & Verrill, Diane
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on African American women on college campuses. This research consists of studying African American women on college campuses and discerning what psychological components encourage them to have premarital sex.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
My Land, My Life

My Land, My Life

Date: May 2012
Creator: Zhang, Mingyun
Description: My Land, My Life is a documentary film about the woman, Jo Angela Lamb, who lives and works on Frying Pan Ranch in Texas Panhandle. the film explores the complexity of a ranch woman's experience that breaks the spell of the stereotyped image of American cowgirls. It also reflects on women ranchers’ relationship with their family members and their relationship with the land.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
A Dream Lost in Dream: A Love-Hate Relationship of an Alien with America

A Dream Lost in Dream: A Love-Hate Relationship of an Alien with America

Date: August 2011
Creator: Singh, Arvind
Description: Exploring the theme of Diaspora, this paper is an accompanying document for the documentary, A Dream Lost in Dream. It sheds light on the purpose, and process of producing this documentary. The main purpose for the production of this documentary has been described as initiation of healthy and casual dialog between diverse populations in America. It emphasizes the importance of creating visual media targeting masses rather than the elite. It is argued that it can act as a tool of awareness, reducing anxiety in the society. It also embarks on the production journey of the documentary A Dream Lost in Dream. The film is a portrayal of an East Indian immigrant struggling between economic survival, family issues and passion to fly.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Young Latinos Use of Mobile Phones: A Cross-Cultural Study

Young Latinos Use of Mobile Phones: A Cross-Cultural Study

Date: 2009
Creator: Albarran, Alan B. & Hutton, Brian
Description: Article discussing a cross-cultural study designed to analyze how young people, operationalized in this study as people of Latino descent between the ages of 18-25, are using their mobile phone for various applications and what particular gratifications they derive from using the phone.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
Beach Drive: Public Rights and Private Property: A Documentary Film

Beach Drive: Public Rights and Private Property: A Documentary Film

Date: August 2006
Creator: Schoenbaechler, Jessica
Description: The Texas Open Beaches Act states that the public beach extends from the water up to the line of vegetation. Once a privately-owned property is submerged, it transfers into state ownership. Because of severe erosion and the shifting nature of vegetation, the Village of Surfside has lost several rows of houses and streets and, currently, over thirty houses are located on the public beach obstructing public access in violation of the Texas Open Beaches Act. The extreme erosion in this small village on the Texas Gulf Coast puts homeowners, property owners, legislators, and beachgoers in difficult positions and many are at odds with one another. The documentary film is structured around rental property owner Russell Clinton, environmentalists Ellis Pickett and Jeff Hooton, and former State Senator A.R. "Babe" Schwartz.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive!

Date: August 2008
Creator: Greer, Daniel
Description: On three days in March each year, the sleepy little town of Sweetwater, Texas transforms into the rattlesnake capital of the world. Snake hunters and curious tourists converge on the town of 12,000 for the Annual Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup. On the outside of the Nolan County Coliseum, the smell of funnel cakes and hot-dogs fills the air as vendors sell snacks and souvenirs. However the real action is inside where snakes collected from all over the state lay in piles by the thousands, waiting to be sexed, milked and ultimately killed. Through interviews and observational footage, "Snakes Alive!" explores the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup, those that participate in the event, and the elements that make it an unabashed West Texas tradition.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
New Directions for Academic Video Game Collections: Strategies for Acquiring, Supporting, and Managing Online Materials

New Directions for Academic Video Game Collections: Strategies for Acquiring, Supporting, and Managing Online Materials

Date: March 2012
Creator: Robson, Diane & Durkee, Patrick
Description: Article discussing new directions for academic video game collections and strategies for acquiring, supporting, and managing online materials.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Out of Date

Out of Date

Date: December 2009
Creator: Lazcano Aguirre, Libia
Description: Out of Date chronicles the filmmaker's personal journey as she tries to untangle her mixed feelings on singlehood and romance, and turns to the older generation for advice, tales of love and stories of success or failure. The documentary links and contrasts different generations' experiences in love and dating. Also, the film deals with loneliness, commitment, gender differences, and social and cultural practices of love and dating.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
The Hoax

The Hoax

Date: May 2013
Creator: Gray, Rodney
Description: The HOAX is an examination of abusive power and lack of regulation in the homeowners' association industry; a business and quasi-government system whose key selling point is the protection of property values. The documentary follows an investigative reporter, homeowners, and HOA reform activists as they illustrate shocking evidence of financial and psychological hardships throughout Texas and Nevada. A few of these people, including the filmmaker, are the subject of adverse actions from various players in this quasi-governmental system.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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