Title

The Undertow

Author

Xiaoqing Yue

Abstract

Seventeen-year-old high-school girl Jessa believes,after her final year of high school, she can leave this small boring town to open up a new and bright life. She grew up in a single family with her mother who is a restaurant service manager. Jessa's mother, Margit, was pregnant before she went to college. In order to raise the little Jessa, Margit gave up studying in college. The only method Jessa can pay the tuition is getting the scholarships for swimming. She thinks she can win one until she finds herself pregnant. The baby's father is Ethan; Jessa met him at a party. Following, Jessa is benched by her coach because of drinking. Also, pregnancy makes her feel weak. She receives an unofficial offer from Boston University, but it requires her to keep the champion position to get full scholarship. And what's worse, Margit is overly optimistic and she is planning the celebration for Jessa, which only causes a big fight between them.

Now, Jessa has to make a decision, give or take?

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Motion picture authorship; Motion pictures--Production and direction; Short films--Themes, motives; Coming of age--Drama

Publication Date

5-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Imaging Arts (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Film and Animation (CIAS)

Advisor

Malcolm Spaull

Advisor/Committee Member

Peter Kiwitt

Advisor/Committee Member

Anastasia Cerankosky

Comments

Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at PN1996 .Y84 2014

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

Plan Codes

FILMAN-MFA

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