Creative Writing

Lisa Bertini

MFA program assistant
Kenan 1202 | 910.962.3070 |

Jill Gerard

University of North Carolina Wilmington:
MA, Conflict Management & Resolution, 2014
MALS, Liberal Studies, 2007
BA, Spanish & Criminal Justice, 2000

Lisa Bertini directed and produced the documentary short film The Lost Colony* (2007, 00:11:06). The film reveals the life of a family in Crusoe Island, a secluded community in the Green Swamp of North Carolina once known for its suspicion of outsiders and subsistence living along the Waccamaw River. Because of the centuries-old isolation of this community, the residents developed their own unique lifestyle and (nearly intelligible) dialect-quite a similar situation as one would find in the 'hollers' of mountainous regions of the eastern part of the United States.

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*This film was screened at the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, NC in November 2007; was the opening night selection of the Trade&Row We, the People Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA in October 2008; and won Best Documentary Short at the Great Lakes Film Festival in Erie, PA in September 2009.