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Laura Poitras (MA 1998) – Player in Leaks Case

The New York Times published an article last month on Laura Poitras (MA 1998) who “emerged as a pivotal connection between the former government contractor Edward J. Snowden and writers for The Guardian and The Washington Post who published his leaked documents about government surveillance.” There are

New School Alum’s Film Premieres at IFC Center

  New School Media Studies alum Carolina Cruz Santiago (class of 2007) has been working with filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia (Future of Food) on her new film, Symphony of the Soil. The NYC premiere will be held at the IFC Center in New York City on Thursday,

New School Alumna’s Kickstarter Project

Media Studies alumna Janelle Malak has just launched a Kickstarter project in order to raise funds for a unique, epic music video that will showcase the talents of many types of artists – dancers, actors, musicians, make-up artists, and costume designers. For a complete description,

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New School Alum Featured at MoMA

Akram Zaatari, distinguished Media Studies alum from Beirut, Lebanon, has a one-man show of his recent media art at the Museum of Modern Art. Projects 100: Akram Zaatari opened on May 11 and will be on exhibition until September 23 and can be found on

Carolina Kroon (MA 2012) – Sandy Storyline

Carolina Kroon (MA 2012) spent her time after Hurricane Sandy helping with the organization of Park Slope Food Corp, working with Occupy Sandy, and documenting in conjuction with Sandy Storyline. From Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21, Sandy Storyline became the first transmedia exhibit

Gallery: A Taste of Art @ The Kaufman Arcade

Opening – Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 7:00-9:00pm Gallery: A Taste of Art @ The Kaufman Arcade 139 West 35th Street (Between Broadway and 7th Avenue) The show will run from April 18-June22, 2013. This exhibition is part of a larger project that also includes

Tal Shamir (MA 2010) – Gallery: A Taste of Art

Opening – Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 7:00-9:00pm Gallery: A Taste of Art @ The Kaufman Arcade 139 West 35th Street (Between Broadway and 7th Avenue) The show will run from April 18-June22, 2013. This exhibition is part of a larger project that also includes

Tanya Toft (MA 2011) – Nordic Outbreak

Tanya Toft (MA 2011) curated this year’s Nordic Outbreak Exhibition in New York. From the Curatorial Statement: Nordic Outbreak is an exhibition project that looks at contemporary dynamics in moving images in the Nordic art scene. It unfolds on screens and with projections in public

ALUMNI PROJECT: Tell Me Something

Edited by New York filmmaker and New School graduate Jessica Edwards TELL ME SOMETHING is a book advice from documentary filmmakers.  The book is clothbound, hardcover, with full-color photographs taken by esteemed photographers from around the world. Legendary directors like Albert Maysles, DA Pennebaker, Frederick Wiseman and

Vanessa Bergonzoli (MA 2011) – Walking the Red Carpet

Media Studies Alum Vanessa Bergonzoli (MA 2011) will be in attendance at The Academy Awards this year for her work co-producing Cynthia Wade’s  Mondays at Racine, which was nominated for Best Documentary Short. Vanessa will be a guest of the Doc Studies Program later this Spring, post-Oscars.

Hannah Fidell (MA 2012) – A Teacher in selection at Sundance 2013

  Hannah Fidell’s (MA 2012) film A Teacher has been selected in the Sundance 2013 category NEXT. NEXT features “Pure, bold works distinguished by an innovative, forward-thinking approach to storytelling. Digital technology paired with unfettered creativity proves the films selected in this section will inform a “greater”

Jamie Kruse (MA 2005) – Making the Geologic Now

Elizabeth Ellsworth’s and Jamie Kruse’s (MA 2005) co-edited book, Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life, was published by Punctum Books. Jamie and Elizabeth are also collaborators on Smudge Studio. Smudge Studio has been granted funding for a three year research and

Jeremy Cohan (Doc Studies 2010) – DGA Jury Award Winner

Jeremy Cohan (Doc Studies 2010) has received a Student Film Award from the Director’s Guild of America for his documentary short After, which focuses on suicide bereavement within a family. AFTER | A documentary short about suicide bereavement from Jeremy Cohan on Vimeo. All winning

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Internship Opportunity: Changeworx

Looking for an exciting internship opportunity? Changeworx, a New York-based documentary and media production company, is looking for interns. If you’re a student or recent graduate interested in social issue documentary filmmaking, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. Join the team at Changeworx!

Anna Barsan (MA 2011) – Signified

Anna Barsan (MA 2011) is creator and director of SIGNIFIED, which has just launched it’s third season. SIGNIFIED, an LGBTQ bilingual multi-media documentary web series, is thrilled to announce its third season. Shot in Colombia, Argentina & Cuba, SIGNIFIED’s latest season is spotlighting LGBTQ artists, activists

Donya Ravasani (Doc Studies 2011) – American Imam

American Imam, the documentary directed by Doc Studies 2011 alum Donya Ravasani, will be featured in this year’s DOC NYC festival. Donya’s profile of an African American mosque leader, one of the most  prominent and controversial Islamic clerics in the US who leads a community in

Jun Oshima (MA 2010) – STREETS 2012

Jun Oshima is a New York City based filmmaker and cinematographer, and graduate of the MA in Media Studies program at The New School. Prior to his career in film, Jun worked as an advertising executive with Tokyo Advertising and JWT Japan, where he worked

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Alumni Film Madly Gifted is going to the APA

Media Studies alum Niberca Lluberes’ documentary Madly Gifted, has been accepted as part of the workshop format for the 64th Institute on Psychiatric Services this coming October. Session will be held in the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, located at 811 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street, New