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Truth Be Told 2018 12th Annual Documentary Film Festival

Truth Be Told 2018 12th Annual Documentary Film Festival

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall
General Public 

Two Evenings of Original Documentary Shorts

Tuesday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m.

The Graduate Certificate in Documentary Media Studies is proud to present its twelfth annual festival of original short films made by students in the class of 2018.

Each work is the result of a year of intensive study in documentary cinema -- production, history and theory -- by students from around the world.  This year’s class includes students from Zimbabwe, Iran, India, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Lebanon, Scotland and the U.S. The festival is 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. A reception takes place after the Tuesday night screening.


Moderator: Deanna Kamiel        

Unveil, directed by Joy Ernanny

Passage of Silt and Shell, directed by James Macdonald

Work, directed by Gamar Markarian

Arnold: A Portrait from the Zone, directed by Mona Lisa Garcia Stagg

Bar and Girl, directed by Ragini Nath


Moderator, Deirdre Boyle

Mother Tongue, directed by Kaylin Webster

Thank You for Shopping Here, directed by Setare Gholipour

End Games for Lovers, directed by Jamie Lee Mohr

Civic Gothic Library, directed by Isaias Morales

No Convenient Season, directed by Jodie Trzaska

Joburg to Bed-Stuy, directed by Tadiwa Kambarami

The Documentary Media Studies certificate is awarded for successful completion of a one-year, full-time, graduate-level program of study, a unique opportunity to explore documentary filmmaking in a small, intensive program in New York City, the world's documentary capital. The program’s faculty include Deirdre Boyle, Amir Husak, Deanna Kamiel, Rafael Parra and Peter Sillen. The program associate is MA Media Studies student Cristina Muller.

Sponsored by the Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies and the School of Media Studies.

This event is free, but reservations are recommended by clicking on the top right register button.

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