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Truth Be Told 2017

11th Annual Documentary Film Festival

Three evenings of original documentary shorts

Tuesday, May 23 through Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 p.m.

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall

66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

 The Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies is proud to present its eleventh annual festival of original short films made by students in the class of 2017. Each work is the result of a year of intensive study in documentary cinema — production, history and theory — by students from around the world, including Brazil, Iran, Venezuela, Germany, Canada and the U.S. Hosted by Deanna Kamiel, director of the Doc Studies program at The New School. Screenings will be followed by a faculty-led Q & A with the filmmakers. Admission is free and open to the public.

A reception takes place after the Tuesday night screening.


Moderator: Deanna Kamiel

Metamorphosis, directed by Nina Hölzl

In the Wake: A Record of Direct Action, directed by Samuel B. Veal

Out of Sight, directed by Channa Goodwin

Music Lessons, directed by Lesley Grand

Extra Credit, directed by Matthew Slutsky


Moderator, Deirdre Boyle

Nine Letters, directed by Cristina Müller

Raul, directed by Kristin Sztyk

Sidewalking, directed by María Gabriela Torres

De Colores, directed by Luz Zamora


Moderator, Rafael Parra

Devil of Music, directed by Keriann FitzPatrick

Maryam Arrived on Wednesday, directed by Mahdokht Mahmoudabadi

Windows, directed by JoMarie Almendra

Home Made, directed by Diana Khong

Diva Dogs, directed by Fran Champagne

Hosted by Deanna Kamiel, Director of the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies at The New School. Sponsored by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies and the School of Media Studies.

For information about the Doc Studies program, please visit our festival website,

blog and university website or contact Deanna Kamiel, program director, at

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