Nov 10, 2009
Emile Bokaer comes from a family of conscious and creative people in Ithaca, NY. As a child, he worked at his parents’ art house movie theater Fall Creek Pictures. While studying Math and English at Oberlin College, he fell in love with documentary filmmaking. He is pursuing an MFA in Documentary Film at Stanford University.
Emile has made a wide range of documentary films locally and internationally.
These include: a film about a small town skateboard park, the relationships between various institutional lifestyles, collectives of Guatemalan women who work to preserve native species of corn, and a technical theater program at a girl’s school in Cleveland. His recent documentary film short
Looking Back is about Albert Lewis who struggles with drug addiction and with memories of war, using photography to help him survive in a supportive community of homeless veterans. Emile has also collaborated with Geoff Pingree on the forthcoming documentary feature, The Return of Elder Pingree and has worked on worked on the Student Academy Award finalist film, In Circles.