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When Old Traditions Fail
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When the Old Traditions Failed

May 26, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

Serag Elagamy '24 presents his thought-provoking doc about the Dartmouth Class of 2024's uniquely challenging college experience. Paired with a short by C.J. Henrich '24.

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"When the Old Traditions Failed" Film Trailer


Regular decision applicants to the Dartmouth Class of 2024 were admitted to the college in March of 2020, the same month that saw the start of an unprecedented global pandemic. Told from the perspective of campus leaders, educators and students, When the Old Traditions Failed explores the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on our social lives and mental health. 

Created by Serag Elagamy '24, this feature length documentary weaves 35 interviews from the Dartmouth community into a comprehensive narrative that shows how a small town college campus dealt with the isolation of a global pandemic. As the class of 2024 nears graduation, it's important to preserve their story not only as a cautionary tale that speaks to the current mental state of our generation, but also as a memorial to our classmates' lives that were cut short.

D: Seragaldin Elagamy '24, US, 2024, 1h30m

The short film Four Weeks by C.J. Henrich '24, with live accompaniment, will screen before this feature.

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