‘Feast & Sacrifice’ finalist in Academy AwardsNov 19th, 2012 | By bhoffman | Category: Top Story, Video
Clare Major is an award-winning filmmaker and videojournalist based in San Francisco, California. As a producer, shooter, and editor, she has worked for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Discovery Channel, among others. Clare’s short documentary “Feast & Sacrifice,” produced at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and as part of the Africa Reporting Project, was the first place documentary at the 2011 College Television Awards and a national finalist in the 2011 Student Academy Awards.
Feast & Sacrifice is a carefully observed portrait of a Senegalese family living on the ragged edges of globalization. Questions of work, gender, and aspirations emerge as the family prepares for the biggest holiday of the year, the Islamic Feast of the Sacrifice.