If there’s one highlight of finals week I’ve always looked forward to (yes, highlights during finals week can exist) it’s the Middlebury senior film & media culture majors’ senior thesis screening night. After months of directing, writing, producing and filming, the senior FMMC majors are proud to present their extremely impressive short films, and we’re always amped to see them—Dana Auditorium filled to the brim with students eager for a mid-week study break.
While many of the FMMC senior films blew us away, middbeat was particularly fascinated by recent Class of 2015 grad Will Hanley’s “The Sugar Bug,” a short documentary looking into the lives of local sugar makers and the process of making maple syrup. In Will’s film, various sugar makers across the state of Vermont share their stories, experiences, and love for maple syrup. Humor, intellect, and charm combine to make this film truly one of a kind. We hope you check it out and pass it along!