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Department of Communication Arts Assistant Professor Wins Award

270b410ComArts_IconDepartment of Communications Arts Assistant Professor Matthew Hashiguchi, M.F.A., was awarded one of three Spring 2016 Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) Documentary Fund Awards for his recent film Good Luck Soup.

His film documents his family’s experiences of being Japanese in America before, during, and after World War II. It explores several generations assimilating into a new culture while preserving their own.

Hashiguchi joined Georgia Southern University in the fall and holds a M.F.A. from Emerson College.

For 36 years, the Center for Asian American Media has curated, created, and supported extraordinary documentaries and independent filmmakers through stories intended for public broadcast and public media. They have awarded nearly $5 million to over 300 projects by and about Asian Americans.

The Documentary Fund Awards is run by the Media Fund Department at CAAM. Funding is made possible with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree. For more information, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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