Title

Riddle Passageways

Date of Completion

5-5-2021

Degree Type

Honors Thesis - Campus Access

Discipline

Film & Television Studies (FTVS)

First Advisor

Daniel Junge

Second Advisor

NA

Third Advisor

NA

Abstract

Riddle Passageways tracks a young woman’s journey through COVID-19 as she becomes placed in self-quarantine for 14 days. Revealing her family’s annual Easter hunt tradition in which her and her brother are given riddles curated by their parents; the film follows the family’s celebration of this tradition as she remains stuck in quarantine. Depicting her nostalgia for the fantastical power of childhood and her emotional passage through the hardships of growing up and the challenges of COVID-19, the film comments on themes of identity, love, and the importance of a self-contentment with one’s individual journey.

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