DOC NYC U – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SHOWCASE
Students in The Documentary Project at Columbia Journalism School learn to write, film and narrate the stories of our time, from deadline reporting to profile writing and documentary features. Successful candidates have leveraged their work to include magazine features, NPR radio stories and newspaper articles.
Columbia’s showcase includes: Born to Stay (USA, 24 min., Daniela Cruzat, and Farrah Lopez) profiles a teenager living in a white-majority, Trump-supporting neighborhood who is terrified that her mother will be deported just like her father. Unspoken (USA, 13 min., Sneha Antony) provides a rare glimpse inside a Muslim community grappling with the devastating effects of a national heroin epidemic as it profiles a young Arab-American who lost his life to heroin last year. The Writing on the Wall (USA, 24 min., Erika Glass, and Nokuthula Manyathi) provides insight into the often-hidden population of New York’s functionally illiterate through the experiences of two adults just learning to read.