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By Christy Shields and Beth Grannis

This project is designed and overseen by Professor Christy Shields and MAGC alumnus Beth Grannis, co-director of the non-profit Filmmaker without Borders.  The represents an extension of their collaborative work on the Food without Borders project in 2017-2018

"Madeleine Shorts” serves as a collection of 2 to 5 minute films that open up windows into madeleine stories found around the globe. When brought together, these short films speak of our rich diversity as well as our shared humanity, as we confront the challenges associated with change, nourish and empower ourselves through food and storytelling, and seek to connect and exchange across borders.

Filmmakers (of all levels) are encouraged to seek out and collaborate with, film, and interview another person about a memorable food. Educators are encouraged to use a madeleine short project in their classrooms and then ask their students to submit their final film projects. Learning about the life worlds and experiences of another through food to create such a film can be a transformative experience, for interviewee and interviewer alike. We have included a resource page for individual filmmakers and educators seeking additional guidance.

Submitted and accepted “madeleine shorts” will then be showcased  on this site, alongside shorts made by filmmaker Beth Grannis and food anthropologist Christy Shields, as well as their sixth grade and university students.

We hope audiences will enjoy the films on their own, and that educators will bring them into their classrooms