Faculty Biography

Soren SorensenSoren Sorensen, M.F.A.

Lecturer in Screen Studies
Department of Visual and Performing Arts 
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 1-508-793-7189
Email: ssorensen@clarku.edu

 

B.A., Berklee College of Music, 1998
M.A., Rhode Island College, 2012
M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2019

Soren Sorensen joined the Department of Visual and Performing Arts in Fall 2019. Soren Sorensen received a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in 1998; an M.A. in Art with a concentration in Media Studies from Rhode Island College in 2012; and an M.F.A. in Film with a concentration in Documentary Filmmaking in 2019.

Soren Sorensen is an award-winning filmmaker specializing in documentary film and television with an emphasis on social and cultural issues. His first feature-length documentary, My Father’s Vietnam (2016), features interviews, never-before-seen photographs, and 8mm footage of the era, to tell the story of three soldiers, only one of whom returned home alive. The film premiered at the 2015 Rhode Island International Film Festival, where it won the Soldiers and Sacrifice Grand Prize, and is available on streaming platforms including Amazon Prime, and on Blu-ray and DVD. Sorensen’s forthcoming documentary short is With Dad, based on the book of the same by photographer and Clark colleague, Stephen DiRado. Soren is currently in post-production on his second feature-length documentary, on the life and music of the Cuban-born pianist and composer, Omar Sosa.