NYU’s NewsDoc program prepares students to report and produce for traditional and nontraditional media. Emphasizing not only the story, but the storytelling, the program’s goal is for students to be skilled in both form and content, able tell a story by effectively using all aspects of the medium. The program culminates with each student producing, shooting and editing a 30-minute documentary.
NYU’s showcase includes: In An Edited Life (USA, 35 min., Mathieu Faure), 79-year-old former film editor Jocelyne Bourgeois is goaded, coaxed and challenged by her persistent filmmaker grandson to face her true identity, and together they embark on a painful but a life changing journey the places Jocelyne has avoided since WWII, putting back the memories she edited out. The Sarasota Police Department rethink their approach to prostitution as “victimless,” instead viewing prostitutes as sex trafficked victims in Trafficked In Paradise (USA, 25 min., Olivia Wilson).