Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Film and Media Studies
Academic Program Adviser
Combining interviews, observational footage, animation, archival images, video and film, The Pond & the Sauna examines the construction of home and family through an intergenerational collection of memories. Drawing on oral history traditions, the project traces the foundational threads that run through the lives of an extended family from past into the present. How do the values we learned as children manifest in our lives now? How do we negotiate our place within a wider social context? How are we moving through the cycles of life and what do home and family mean to us now?
Siirala, Kaija, "The Pond & the Sauna" (2018). CUNY Academic Works.