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Professor Wins Artistic Excellence Award at Film Festival

Film and Media Studies associate professor Kelly Anderson won the award for Artistic Excellence at the seventh annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, MT for her short film, "Never Enough." In presenting the award, the jury called the film "a sensitive and nuanced portrait of characters who might, in a lesser film, manifest as caricatures."

"Never Enough" explores the problem of "hoarding disorders" and poses the question, "Do we own our things, or do our things own us?" The documentary probes the fine line between clutter and collecting, exploring three Americans' relationships with their "stuff." It's a thought-provoking look at material culture, consumerism, mental illness and the social fabric of our lives. The film was partially funded by a PSC-CUNY Research Award.

Anderson is an award-winning independent producer and director of documentary and narrative films. Her work has been shown at the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals, as well as on PBS and HBO.

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