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Student Work

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With ninety days left before he ages out of foster care, Alex has to get it together, or risk going back to the world he’s trying to escape. A film by Christina Shaman and Anakha Arikara, both '19 M.S. Documentary.

Aged and Confused
classroom of students sitting in circle

Diana Chan and Christina Kelso, both '19 M.S. Documentary, highlight the struggle of a student and principal at a unique Brooklyn school that teaches students to counsel each other through their mistakes.

In Circles
Documentary: She's Not a Boy

She's Not a Boy by '18 M.S. Documentary students Yuhong Pang and Robert Tokanel follows Tatenda Ngwaru, an asylum-seeking intersex woman from Zimbabwe as she tries to make a home in New York City. The film was published by The Atlantic.

Still from Documentary: Trouble Finds You by Stephanie Tangkilisan depicting male graduate in cap and gown kissing woman

The film Trouble Finds You by Stephanie Tangkilisan, '18 M.S. Documentary, tells the story of an MBA student whose life is derailed when he is indicted in New York's largest gang takedown. The film won the Vital Projects Criminal Justice Grant and was published by The Intercept.

Two students from a Harlem public middle school attempt to succeed in the privileged world of debate. A film by Doc ‘17 students Sushana Dubreil and Genesis Tuyuc. Harlem Legacy.

Still from film: young girl's face

Reuniting with their children is one of the most underappreciated challenges facing formerly incarcerated mothers. This is the story of one woman who will do anything to prove that she is worthy of a second chance. Love, Mommy by Doc ‘17 students Tala Hadavi and Yeong-Ung Yang was named Winner for Student Entry at the 2019 About Women and Girls film festival and was broadcast on PBS.

Finding common ground in a Brooklyn kitchen, a group of political asylees work towards a future in the restaurant business. A film by Doc ‘17 students Thea Piltzecker and Liz Scherffius. A Table For All

Doc '17 students Daniela Cruzat and Farrah Lopez are working on Born to Stay for NBC Digital. Daniela is now at CNN; Farrah is working with The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.

Born To Stay

Feeling disenfranchised, a group of previously apolitical voters in Pennsylvania, wages a grassroots campaign for the only man they feel can save them. A film by Doc ‘16 students Saraha Bellingham and Max Toomey.

The players for a dwarf basketball team are heroes on the court. But on the streets of New York, they’re outsiders. The Towers, a film by Doc ‘16 students Oliver Arnoldi and Maria Chiu, follows their struggle for acceptance.

 

 

Scilla Alecci and George Steptoe '15 M.S. Documentary

"Code of Silence," produced by Stabile and documentary students, found that female officers around the country regularly face sexual harassment by colleagues and superiors. This short documentary by Scilla Alecci and George Steptoe was posted on The New York Times website in 2016.