The film, Destined Reign of Troy, is a student production by Nicole Hernandez for her Master’s thesis for a Degree in Visual Anthropology at the University of Southern California. Hernandez’ professor, Dr. Janet Hoskins, has characterized the film as a “journey between two worlds,” between idealization and everyday perceptions and experiences.
Destined Reign of Troy contrasts the official images projected by USC with the views of Monica Murillo, a Latina student recruited from South LA. Utilizing a narrative about the interface of “haves and have-nots,” and the problems of cross-cultural and cross-class communication, Hernandez hopes this film provides the basis for discussion of the importance of building social capital, and the strengthening of lines of communication between universal communities.
Nicole Hernandez received her BA, and MVA (11’) degree in Anthropology from the University of Southern California. Interested in mundane life and its cultural dynamics, she hopes her first film, Destined Reign of Troy interests’ viewers in the ordinary. Nicole is now in research-mode on her next project while working as a media coordinator. If you would like to reach her, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org