Liberal Arts


 

Liberal Arts

A documentary study
Directed by Nathan Kensinger
Co-Produced with Meghan O’Hara
2001-2005

Liberal Arts was a documentary study which followed a group of six students through their college years. Beginning on their first day at Hampshire College, the film tracked each student as they progressed through the school’s demanding and unique educational process. The documentary explored all facets of the college experience, from classes and campus life to semesters abroad in Cuba and leaves of absence.

The film also documented unexpected challenges from events outside of college life, including September 11th, 2001, which occured during the students’ first week of school, and Hurricane Katrina, which occured at the end of their 4th year.

Liberal Arts was commissioned by the president of Hampshire College and compiled an archive of over 600 hours of footage.

 

 

 

 

 

  • All images © Nathan Kensinger 2017