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October 28, 2022
Film festivals across the world continue to reach out to filmmaker and Professor Yehuda Sharim to invite him to screen his latest films "El Ojo Comienza En La Mano" (translated to "The Eye Begins in the Hand") and "Letters2Maybe." Central Valley residents do not have to travel far to enjoy either...
October 25, 2022
El Ojo Comienza En La Mano (2022, 15 minutes) is a tribute to Campesino histories in rural CA through the artwork of an artist largely absent from critical conversations on Chicanx art, Ruben A. Sanchez, as well as an unsentimental reckoning with the fate of many cultural workers that struggle...
August 15, 2022
The new film by filmmaker Yehuda Sharim, "El Ojo Comienza En La Mano" ("The Eye Begins in the Hand"), features the life work of Central Valley artist and muralist Rubén A. Sánchez. Sharim, a professor in the Global Arts Studies Program, will be in conversation with Sánchez in the coming months as a...
May 10, 2022
Ethnocineca, the International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, is featuring Professor Yehuda Sharim's latest feature-length film, "Letters2Maybe," this month. The eight-day festival kicks off on May 12 and is billed as the largest Austrian festival dedicated exclusively to documentary and...
April 22, 2022
Just in time for spring, the Department of Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies (GAMWS) is sponsoring several events over the next few weeks. The fourth annual GASP Faculty Concert is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, starting at 7 p.m. at the Merced College Theater with featured artist...
April 7, 2022
Professor Yehuda Sharim is sharing his experiences in cinema and community engagement with students at universities across the country and the globe. The Department of Global Arts Studies professor has been named an artist-in-residence at the Center for Refugee, Migrant, and Displacement Studies ...
March 2, 2022
Artists and activists from around the country, including Merced, are taking part in a unique six-day film festival dedicated to social justice issues. The artists, along with leading scholars, will meet through UC Merced for Todo Cambia: Merced Human Rights Film Festival, which runs March 5-10. The...
February 1, 2022
“Letters2Maybe,” the latest film by Professor Yehuda Sharim with UC Merced’s Department of Global Arts Studies, premiers next week at the New Jersey International Film Festival and a second time at the Houston Iranian Film Festival. “Letters2Maybe” focuses on the experiences of different immigrant...
November 1, 2021
We are excited to announce that Professor David Kaminsky’s book Social Partner Dance: Body, Sound, and Space (2020) won the Kealiinohomoku Award of the Dance, Movement, and Gesture’s section at the Society for Ethnomusicology’s annual meeting!  This award recognizes an...
October 28, 2021
After a two-month run at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center, a UC Merced professor's exhibit is now available for viewing across the globe. "Central Valley Portraits," an exhibit by Department of Global Arts, Media and Writing Studies Professor Yehuda Sharim, is being showcased virtually...

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