Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Film and Media Studies
Academic Program Adviser
My Giants is a thirty minute documentary about two journeys. During the first, in 2015, the filmmaker documented the story of Xylella fastidiosa, a bacteria responsible for the loss of many thousand-year-old olive trees in the Italian region of Puglia. During the second visit, in 2016, she witnessed the illness of her father.
By weaving together the two stories, My Giants is a snapshot of a transitional moment in the filmmaker’s life, a moment when illness became an opportunity to reconnect with her roots.
Altomare, Teodora, "MY GIANTS" (2017). CUNY Academic Works.