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Published on September 5th, 2017 | by admin

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Curious What the Class of 2017 Filmed This Summer? We Got You Covered!

The most international class in the history of News Doc lived up to their reputation, traveling to every corner of the globe to film their thesis. Stories range from pigeon flyers in Brooklyn, to revolutions in Russia. Take a look!

Olga Slobodchikova in Moscow, among other cities, filming the revolution in Russia, lead by the millennial generation. They are protesting the Putin regime.

 


 

Matt Fauer is making a personal film, following his grandmother throughout Germany, and stopping at Auschwitz along the way. His grandmother hid her Jewish identity from her family during WWII, fearful for her life.

 


 

Ahmed Mansour, one of three students to stay in Brooklyn, focused his story on the first Arab Christian candidate running for the representative position of Bay Ridge.

 


 

Olivia Wilson drove down to Sarasota, Florida, where the criminal justice system is rallying together to make a change in how the country treats domestic sex trafficked victims

 


 

 Veronica Wangshen did a lot of working out, following her character bike across China, including biking across the Himalayan plateaus.

 


 

Athyunnath Eletiis busy in Hyderabad, India, where he’s focusing on education system challenges in an exclusive Muslim neighborhood.

 


Tsering Wangmo went back to her roots, following an exiled nomadic Tibetan tribe in  Leh-Ladak, the northern part of India, where the nomadic lifestyle is becoming increasingly difficult.

 

 


Jing Liu went to a small village in China to film a dying language. In this village, women created their own language to use with each other, but they’re struggling to pass it on to the next generation.

 


Benedetta Cutolo traveled all over the world to get to the meaning of death. Inspired by a dream, Benny went to different cultures to explore different approaches to the topic of death and to probe just how taboo the subject really is.


Emily Overhoff traveled to Japan, also making a personal documentary. Her film is  a personal exploration into her cultural roots through her 96 year old grandmother’s deteriorating memory.

 

Missing:

Marie Dupont: Documenting the life of Brooklyn pigeon flyers and the process of flying pigeons

Ankita Sud: Touching upon the “grey areas” of rape accusations.


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