The Christmas break was quite turbulent for my eighteen-year-old daughter home from her first semester away at college in California. She was having her first career crisis.
As a child she harbored a real mixed bag of aspirations, the earliest to become a dancing police officer, later a veterinarian, and for a good deal of her high school years an attorney. Along the way she realized she liked psychology and decided to major in it as a pre-law degree. Seemed like a good plan.
After being on campus only a couple months, she saw The Cove http://www.thecovemovieuk.com/, an Oscar-winning documentary that exposes the gruesome treatment of dolphins, which are hunted for the dolphin entertainment industry and their meat. The film’s impact on her was profound. She stopped eating meat and decided to become a filmmaker, a program of study not offered at her institution so she instead substituted it for film studies, the highly intellectual cousin of film production. [Read more →]
March 3, 2011 15 Comments