Title

Anomaly

Lead Author Major

Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy, Biology, andEngineering Management

Format

Student Film Festival

Faculty Mentor Name

Pati McCarthy

Faculty Mentor Department

Film Studies

Abstract/Artist Statement

The definition of anomaly is "something that deviates from the standard, normal, or expected." The reason we chose the word anomaly reflects out belief that the environment in which we are surrounded with does not define the individual within. Media depicts the city of Stockton as a "miserable" city with ongoing crime and a community that lacks in many aspects. However, residents within the city have the choice to choose to become something greater. We are not bound to the labelling that society has placed upon us. Within our film, we tried to emphasize the possible negative affects of succumbing to societal pressures. Conformity within a negative environment will only lead to more negativity and possibly unwanted consequences. However, taking advantage of the resources and remaining the "anomaly" within this same environment can lead to the benefit of the individual within a community. Through the film, we sought to have the audience reflect on their actions and see whether their decisions will result in a positive effect for themselves and/or their community. We wish to make a powerful impact through our film by advocating that being the anomaly is not a bad thing within a society, rather the decisions an individual makes is the catalysts to the future chain of either positive or negative effects.

Location

Janet Leigh Theatre

Start Date

5-5-2015 7:00 PM

End Date

5-5-2015 10:00 PM

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Anomaly

Janet Leigh Theatre

The definition of anomaly is "something that deviates from the standard, normal, or expected." The reason we chose the word anomaly reflects out belief that the environment in which we are surrounded with does not define the individual within. Media depicts the city of Stockton as a "miserable" city with ongoing crime and a community that lacks in many aspects. However, residents within the city have the choice to choose to become something greater. We are not bound to the labelling that society has placed upon us. Within our film, we tried to emphasize the possible negative affects of succumbing to societal pressures. Conformity within a negative environment will only lead to more negativity and possibly unwanted consequences. However, taking advantage of the resources and remaining the "anomaly" within this same environment can lead to the benefit of the individual within a community. Through the film, we sought to have the audience reflect on their actions and see whether their decisions will result in a positive effect for themselves and/or their community. We wish to make a powerful impact through our film by advocating that being the anomaly is not a bad thing within a society, rather the decisions an individual makes is the catalysts to the future chain of either positive or negative effects.