County: King County
GAP Award 2017
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Abigail Hagan is a videographer, editor, documentary filmmaker, and photographer located in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the Honors College at the University of Houston where she majored in Media Production with a Minor in History. Her films and photographs focus on social justice, travel, dance, food accessibility, homelessness, immigration, and poverty. She is currently employed as a story editor and associate producer at What’s Next Media, Inc. in Seattle.
Abigail received 2017 GAP Award funding for Wall of Complacency, which is a recently completed independent documentary film which documents various immigrant and refugee communities in her hometown of Houston, demonstrating the vast diversity and nuanced culture of Texas. There is an unfortunate tendency in the mass media to portray Texas as unwelcoming or inhospitable to refugees and immigrants, which is largely fallacious. Through personal testimony, intimate interviews, and video journalism, this film explores topics of immigration, refugee resettlement, and human rights. She aims to dispel stereotypes about refugee and immigrant communities which are gaining strength of late, in part due to increasingly polarized media reporting and the proliferation of xenophobia.
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Wall of Complacency, 2015.
School girls in Guatemala, 2015.
Scenes from Ho Chi Minh City, 2016.
Mother and child elephants in Addo National Park, 2017.