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Christopher Boulton

University of Tampa
Associate Professor
Talk to me about documentaries, immersive media, and social change! As a scholar-filmmaker, my creative work asks critical questions about identity, inequality, and memory. Life After Life (2018), a feature-length documentary about physically integrated dance, challenges stereotypes around race, age, and ability. Every Body Dances (2020) extends the accessibility of that project by adding captions and audio description for the hearing and visually-impaired. Salvage (2020), an experimental film about power, aesthetics, and the consequences of taste, revives old objects to critique consumer capitalism's historic asymmetries of gender, ethnicity, and class. Salvage has screened at over 30 festivals and won Best Video Essay at the Orlando Film Festival, Special Mention at DocsMX, a Director's Choice Award from the Thomas Edison Film Festival, and was published in the Hyperrhiz Journal of New Media Cultures. Cosmic•Atomic (2022) is a 360 video remake of my short Power Trip (2018), which screened at Filmwinter in Germany, Revelation in Australia, Besides the Screen in Brazil, and was published in the [in]Transition Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies.