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Krista Hamlen Imbesi, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Film, Video and Digital Media Production

Interest and areas of expertise
  • Research Interests include ethnographic media, gender analysis in film, social justice documentary, and collaborative filmmaking processes.
  • Her documentary "Where We Belong," exploring orphan issues in Jinja, Uganda, was accepted to numerous festivals world-wide and has won several prestigious awards.
  • Hobbies: travel, photography, interior design, kayaking and fishing.
  • Co-owns the production company CAP Collective with her husband Christian and Messiah Alum Cody Wanner.
  • Is currently working on two documentaries: “Our Feet Are Rooted” about land grabbing in Uganda and in collaboration with the non-profit “Solidarity Uganda,” and one exploring how church counselors respond to emotional abuse in relationships.
  • M.F.A. in Media Arts
    University at Buffalo
  • B.A. in Communication (Film Concentration)
    Messiah College (Studio Art minor)
Classes I teach
  • COMM 105- Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • COMM 203- Basic Video and Editing Techniques
  • COMM 320- Film and HD Production II
  • COMM 380- Advanced Topics: Lighting
  • IDNW 200- Global Indigenous Media
  • COMM 420 Jr/Sr Film Practicum