Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Racine, Robert

Second Advisor

Gustafson, Julie

Third Advisor

Overton, John Hampton


Every summer Camp Hopewell in Oxford, Mississippi hosts its annual summer camps. Over the course of a week, kids between the ages of seven and fifteen run, play, hike, and canoe. It's the pretty standard summer camp fair, but there is something that makes a week at Camp Hopewell different. Every child that comes to camp has been diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. Some have had it for years and consider camp their second home while some have just been diagnosed and still live in fear of their condition. For this one week, however, they all have something in common, and while they eat, sleep, and play, they learn to take care of their own Diabetes. Diabetes Camp is a 25 minute documentary film that is meant to show audiences the remarkable occurrences at Camp Hopewell through the eyes and voices of the campers and the staff that work there.


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