A program dedicated to New York, from the eyes of the next generation. (Total Running time: 88 MIN)
Bach at Noon | Director/Producer: Emma Rose Brown, Hunter College
Since September 11th, 2001, New Yorkers have been taking refuge in a brief, daily, sea of sound pouring from the cavernous interior of Grace Church. Hidden from the bustle of Broadway, the “Bach at Noon” concert series offers respite from our troubled city. (USA, 9 MIN)
Black Gold | Director: Natalie Peña Peart, CUNY
Jae Lee is an urban farmer at Phoenix Community Garden in Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, where she devises an inspiring community composting plan. (USA, 13 MIN)
Engraved | Director/Producer: Tiffany Jiang, The New School
Galvanized by devastating events early in their lives, two New Yorkers find ways to channel their grief into acts of kindness. (USA, 16 MIN, English)
Stay the Course | Directors/Producers: Mariel Rodriguez-McGill, Teresa Cebrian Aranda, Columbia University
Twice a week, fourteen-year-old William makes the trek to Rocking the Boat, a youth development program in the South Bronx where he learns to be a steward of the Bronx River by collecting water-quality data. (USA, 22 MIN, English)
The Great Find | Director/Producer: Cacau Araujo, The New School
An exploration of the subculture of “stooping:” rescuing furniture, appliances, and other discarded household objects from the curbside of New York. (USA, BRAZIL, 12 MIN)
Breathe | Director/Producer: Zac Norrington, The New School
In 1983, Julie Ridge became the first person to swim two consecutive laps around the Island of Manhattan. Twenty-five years later, she dives into her memories of struggling with bipolar disorder. (USA, 16 MIN)
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