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Krista Imbesi

Krista attended Messiah College and received a BA in Communication with a minor in Studio Art. After graduation she attended Temple University’s Los Angeles internship program and worked at the International Documentary Association. She also worked on the pre-production of a Grace Lee’s  documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs as well as the post-production of Jennifer Arnold’s film, A Small Act, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and aired on HBO. In fall of 2009, Krista began working on her MFA in the Media Studies Department at the University at Buffalo, where she also taught film courses. While at SUNY Buffalo, Krista studied under award winning ethnographic filmmaker Sarah Elder and distinguished American writer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker Bruce Jackson. In 2011 Krista received a Mark Diamond Research Grant to make her thesis, Where We Belong, which was filmed in Jinja, Uganda and focuses on orphan issues and the influence of Western aid on the region. Where We Belong premiered at the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY and has been screened internationally, winning multiple awards. After graduating with her MFA in Media Arts from the University at Buffalo, Krista began teaching film courses in the Department of Communication at Messiah College. She is currently co-running CAP Collective and is an Assistant Professor at Messiah College.