Assistant Professor of Screen Studies
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Talia Lugacy is a narrative independent director, writer and actor. Her current feature film THIS IS NOT A WAR STORY is being released by Warner Media HBO and won the Audience Award at San Francisco Indie Fest, Woods Hole FF, Indie Street, and won Best Narrative Feature at Atlanta Underground, as well as the NYWIFT award for Best Female Director at its NYC premiere, the Urbanworld Film Festival. The film is a hybrid narrative about combat trauma and is a collaboration with veterans of the Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam wars. Her previous feature Descent premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival prior to a theatrical release, starred Rosario Dawson and was a New York Times Critics Pick.