Published on November 2nd, 2015 | by admin0
DOC NYC Showcasing NewsDoc Alumni Films
DOC NYC U – NYU NEWSDOC SHOWCASE
New York University’s NewsDoc program prepares students to report and produce for traditional and non- traditional media. The program emphasizes not only the story, but the storytelling. The goal is to have a student skilled in both form and content, able to tell a story by effectively using all aspects of the medium.
NYU’s showcase includes: In All Fairness (USA, 21 min., Richa Sanwal) finds the filmmaker in a tug of war with her Grandma, who has a preference for light skin color. School of Yoga (USA, 30 mins., Contessa Gayles) explores an alternate curriculum for vulnerable city students. Fairy Tales (USA, 30 min., Rongfei Guo) profiles Fairy Wang, a working-class girl from rural China, who thinks she’s the next Coco Chanel, and becomes an overnight sensation via Weibo, China’s largest social media site.
In All Fairness by Richa Sanwal
The short film explores the deep rooted prejudice against dark skin color experienced by women in all levels of society in India. The personal journey of the filmmaker to understand this bias is joined by of domestic workers and famous Bollywood actresses pressured to lighten their skin. Even men are now starting to lighten their skin.
Fairy Tales by Rongfei Guo
Fairy Wang may be a working-class girl from rural China, but she thinks she’s the next Coco Chanel. After posting her eccentric designs on Weibo, China’s largest social media site, Fairy becomes an overnight internet celebrity. But fame comes at a price.
School of Yoga by Contessa Gayles
Where public school curricula falls short, the alternative teachings of yoga come into the lives of kids on the margins.
Documentary storytelling is flourishing like never before – encompassing reportage, memoir, history, humor and more. DOC NYC celebrates this cultural phenomenon and encourages its new directions.