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DOC NYC Festival: ‘The Invisible Cinematographer Paradox’ Panel Discussion

Associate Professor  and Interim Director of Documentary Studies, Amir Husak; will be moderating the following panel at DOC NYC festival, at Cinepolis Chelsea, Sunday Nov 11:

Cinematographer Rudy Valdez (The Sentence), Laela Kilbourn (This Is Home: A Refugee Story), Ryan Scafuro (Phantom Cowboys) and others discuss objectivity and subjectivity in observational filmmaking. Moderated by Amir Husak (The New School, Doc Studies)


The panel is part of DOC NYC PRO, an 8-day conference, featuring documentary panels and master classes, including an expanded initiative to support works-in-progress with a section called “Only in New York.” Running concurrently with DOC NYC, PRO offers more than just panels. Organizations participating in the PRO conference include A&E IndieFilmsAmazon StudiosDiscoveryFirelight MediaFord Foundation | JustFilmsHBO Documentary FilmsImpact PartnersKickstarterNetflixShowtime Documentary Films, and more. The PRO conference will take place concurrently with the festival on November 8 – 15. DOC NYC PRO is co-presented by Amazon Studios.

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