The Freeman papers document the production of four documentary films produced, directed, written, filmed, and / or edited
by Mark Freeman while he was on the faculty at San Diego State University. The papers date from 1997-2005, with the bulk of
documents created in 2003 for Families and Flowers and 2005 for Talking Peace. The collection consists of production files,
published materials, and film in varying formats. While the records in this collection were created during Freeman’s time
at San Diego State, they do not include any information about other aspects of his professional or personal life, particularly
his position as Associate Professor in the School of Theatre, Television and Film. Their contents are limited to those records
generated during production of the four above-mentioned documentaries. The collection is divided into four series, one for
each film, each documenting the creative and production processes behind the creation of the respective documentaries. The
series are Edmund's Island, Families and Flowers, Lines in the Sand, and Talking Peace. The Edmund's Island series includes Production Files and miniDVs; the Families and Flowers series includes Production Files, Published Works, VHS, Beta SP, and miniDVs; the Lines in the Sand series includes Production Files, miniDVs, and one DVD; and the Talking Peace series includes Production Files, VHS, Beta SP, miniDVs, and CDs. The Talking Peace Production Files are further divided into Research and Subjects categories.
Mark Freeman, a documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor of Television, Film and New Media in the School of Theatre,
Television and Film at San Diego State University, was born in 1949. He received both a Bachelor of Fine Arts (1975) and a
Master of Fine Arts (1981) from the San Francisco Art Institute. He began making documentary films and other videos while
studying at the San Francisco Art institute in 1973.
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