NYU News & Doc
Film FestivalFebruary 1-2, 2019

19 University Place, New York, NY

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The two-day 2019 NYU NewsDoc Film Festival features thesis documentaries from graduating News and Documentary Masters students.

February 1, 2019 @ 6:00pm and February 2, 2019 @ 1:00pm
19 University Place, Room 102
(Corner of University Place and 8th Street)
New York, NY 10003

NYU News and Documentary is a three semester graduate program that culminates in the production of a 30 minute documentary. It is among the most creative programs in journalism education. It values in-depth long form journalism and takes the time to get there. The curriculum is made up of building block with each class and semester layering on what came before. The diverse backgrounds of the faculty – film documentary, broadcast news, TV news magazine, multimedia reporting, even magazine writing – is a testament to the program’s respect for storytelling in all forms and exposes students to a variety of tools to draw from. And the class is always diverse as well, drawing students from around the world. You’ll see that diversity of topic and approach in this year’s festival.


Friday, February 1st, 2019

6:00pm – Opening Remarks

6:25pm – Heartbeat, Iowa by Emily Cameron

7:05pm – Puff Puff Pak by Fahad Naveed

7:40pm- Popo’s Home by Mengchen Zhang

8:10pm- Hustler’s Redemption by Xavier Cousens

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

1:00 pm – Opening

1:15pm – Aspiring Eagles: The First Girls in Scouts by Nicholas Perrone

1:55pm – Marked by Henry Ogunjimi

2:25pm – Breath of Yi by Heying Chen

3:10pm – Intermission

3:30pm – High Hopes by Marjan Riazi

4:05pm – Rainbow Mothers by Elle Luan

4:40pm – My Grandmother’s Grape Leaves by Meredith Lawrence

5:15pm – Run the Meter by Rebecca Blandón

Reception to follow