Published on March 7th, 2015 | by admin


An Inspirational Sensation – NYU News & Documentary Film Festival 2015

The fifteen documentaries showcased at NYU’s News & Documentary Film Festival last weekend were an inspirational sensation. From stories about the deeply rooted intricacies of marriage to stories about the bloody border between Russia and the Ukraine, the 2014 Graduate Class captured the audience throughout the two day event.

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“After seeing many films in a row, I am very impressed to see how diverse these films are. The filmmakers’ personalities came through in the films. Some of the more artistic films had great cinematography, some had great stories, and some were very newsworthy and speak to a large issue. All of them are very inspirational for a current student like me. And I think it is the beauty this program; we are allowed to explore our own interests in different aspects and film our own documentary. – Ruohan Xu


“It was both inspiring and bit intimidating to watch the fifteen fantastic short documentaries produced by the NewsDoc Class of 2014, knowing that we’re going to present our own films in less than a year! The films are all very impressive. I was especially intrigued by ‘Lily & I’ and ‘Lost and Found’, both of which have great stories. The directors are definitely masters of storytelling. There is humor, warmth and subtleties of human relationships that lit up the story which speaks to a larger issue or theme from a macro angle. ‘The Border’, ‘Still Human’, and ‘The Trouble of Innocence’ are also great documentaries – but with a distinctively different narrative approach. As a Chinese student, I’m also moved by the three stories about China. They managed to “translate” the unique Chinese context into something that a foreign audience would understand and relate. Very impressive.” -Siyi Chen


“I thought the festival included a wide variety of films, each with their own visual styles and reporting strengths. Everyone involved should be very proud of themselves and the work they produced.” – Goldie Poll


“Our film festival this year was an exercise of both intimidation and inspiration.  I think for most of us second semester students we felt a little terrified at what we are going to need to be able to do in just a year from now, but also incredibly elated that it is actually possible.  I was so impressed with the scope and bravery of some of the stories my classmates told, and proud to be part of a group that is putting together such incredible work.” – Anna PerczackIMG_1283 IMG_1285 IMG_1288 IMG_1290 IMG_1296

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