In Faculty and Staff, Lectures, School of Communications

The lecture will take place April 12 at 11:00 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall

BYU School of Communications Professor Chris Cutri explores the artist’s responsibility to create work that addresses global crises at the April Faith and Works lecture.

Cutri plans to engage students and faculty in thinking about what kind of work they are doing and discuss how that work can foster empathy and a commitment to serve.

“The creation of art or other forms of creative content are made for a variety of reasons,” Cutri said. “In this lecture, I would like to explicate the wrestle I have with the notion of what I should be creating amidst a world that is reeling from the effects of racism, poverty, political instability and other global crises.”

Cutri is a BYU alumnus who graduated in 1995 and then received an MFA in film directing from the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. His academic focus centers on the production of television, commercials and documentaries and creative conception for advertising.

Cutri has directed many commercials through several film production companies. He also creates documentaries that focus on the sociology of sports, especially looking at the culture of extreme sports. Cutri has also directed a feature film, “Wes and Ella.”

A summary of Cutri’s lecture can be found here on the CFAC website after the event.

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