Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Film and Media Studies
Academic Program Adviser
Better than Before is an experiential art installation that profiles the life of James Isreal, a Vietnam vet who shares a spiritual journey that is filled with self-discovery, introspection, and hope in the midst of war and abhorrent racism. His poignant retrospective follows his struggle to find peace in the midst of trauma and disease, providing life lessons that transcend the pangs of adversity and the unknown.
Harper, Makia, "Better Than Before" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.
African American Studies Commons, Christianity Commons, Film and Media Studies Commons, Military History Commons, Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion Commons, Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons