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Professor of Documentary / News Production

Year Joined RCNJ: 1999

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7120
  • Email: mbautis@ramapo.edu
  • Office: H-104
  • Office Hours: On Sabbatical Fall 18 & Spring 19

Education:

  • B.A., Kean College of NJ
  • M.A., Hunter College, CUNY

Courses Offered:

  • Directing the Documentary
  • Latino Images and the Hollywood Paradigm
  • Sexual Politcs, Gender and Film Representation
  • Race, Class and Film Representation
  • Media Issues and Ethics
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Advanced Digital Filmmaking
  • Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking
  • First Year Seminar: Conflict Resolution and Global Choices

Awards and Special Recognition:

  • Main film production awards: New York State Council on the Arts, Paul Robeson Fund, Women in Film
  • Mesquite Award at San Antonio Cine Festival for Home is Struggle, a documentary film.
  • Honorary Award for Feature Length Documentary at San Antonio Cine Festival for Stories from Acahualinca.
  • Documentary films selected to participate at numerous national and international festivals, including the Sydney Latin American Film Festival, in Sydney, Australia; the San Diego Latino Film Festival, in California; the New Latin American Cinema Festival in Havana, Cuba; the Human Rights Film Festival of Argentina; the Women at the Director’s Chair, in Chicago; the Chicago Latino Film Festival, among others.

Recent Scholarly and Professional Accomplishments:

  • Rivers of Corn, documentary, work-in-progress
  • When the Condor Meets the Eagle, documentary, work-in-progress
  • Dreaming the Future, documentary, 2006
  • Tanguedia Callejera, documentary, 2005
  • Global Tango, documentary, 2004
  • Stories from Acahualinca, documentary, 2003
  • Nicaragua: the children are waiting, documentary, 2002
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