The New School Documentary Media Studies program provides an opportunity to study documentary filmmaking—production and theory—in a small, tightly focused program. The program culminates in a student documentary festival, Truth Be Told, at the end of each school year, at which certificate students’ films are publicly screened and discussed by the filmmakers and faculty. Certificate holders are qualified to enter documentary media professions as editors, field producers, cinematographers, directors, researchers and through industry positions in media distribution, museum programming, festival organization and broadcast productions. DOC NYC U is co-presented by Kanopy
(TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 87 MIN)
The Weight of the Sky | Director: Uwaifo Iduozee
Growing up in East New York, 10-year old Allyssa creates her own fantastical universe to escape the pressures of reality.
(USA, 26 MIN)
The Newcomers Club | Director: Tyche Zhuge
Follow three Chinese students attending MS131 middle school—the Manhattan public school with the largest number of Chinese immigrant students.
(USA, 20 MIN)
Pat’s Boys | Director: Ambrus Hernadi
A portrait of three Irish-American brothers running a petrol and service station in Queens.
(USA, 20 MIN)
La Lupita | Director: Maria Mayo
When her mother is diagnosed with an illness, Maria travels across the country to be by her side.
(USA, 21 MIN)