Fall 2014 Schedule

Transformers-The Premake

Monday, September 15 at 6 pm, Shepard Hall 391
The Making of “Transformers: the Premake” – a desktop documentary
by Kevin B. Lee
Hosted by filmmaker/professor Corinne Manabat


Thursday, October 2 at 6:30 pm, Shepard Hall Rm 290
The Making of “Dreams are Colder Than Death
by Arthur Jafa & Khalil Joseph
Jafa in attendance

Thursday, October 16 at 9 am, Shepard Hall Room 491
La Mia Strada
by Michael DeLauro


 Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm, Shepard Hall 291
Of Kites and Borders
by CCNY Doc Alumni Yolanda Pividal
Light Fair Reception at 6pm/Screening with Q&A at 7pm


Thursday, October 23 at 6:30pm at CWE
Human Rights Law & Documentary Filmmaking
Panel Discussion


Tuesday, November 4 at 2pm, Shepard Hall Room 104
The Other Israel Film Festival
Festival Founder Carole Zabar
Discussion with Film Clips and Q&A

Wednesday, November 5 at 7pm, Shepard Hall 291
Join Director/Producer One9, Producer/Writer Erik Parker and Associate Producer Martha Diaz, (founder of the NYU Hip-Hop Education Center)
Light Fair Reception 6pm
Free, but RSVP required to workshop@twn.org

Wednesday, November 12 at 6pm, Shepard Hall 250
The Doc Forum Salon
Guest: Commissioner Cynthia Lopez
Mayor’s Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting
Reception at 6pm and Live Interview with Q&A 7pm


Wednesday, November 19 at 7pm, Shepard Hall 291
Freedom Summer
by Stanley Nelson
Screening with Q&A
Light Fair Reception at 6pm

We greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the following:

The Division of Humanities and the Arts
Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership
Simon Rifkind Center for the Humanities
Martin and Toni Sosnoff Fund for Excellence in the Arts

Evening events co-sponsored with Third World Newsreel

News and Announcements

Documentary Forum Founder/Director Andrea Weiss received a Fulbright Scholar Award to Spain for 2015 for research and production of a documentary, “Bones of Contention.” The film explores the theme of historical memory in post-Franco Spain with a focus on the erasure and denial of LGBT history. While in Spain, Professor Weiss will be affiliated with the Department of Audio-Visual Communications at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.

Friends of the Documentary Forum


Congratulations to Thomas Allen Harris on the completion of a two-week theatrical run at the Film Forum with his film, “Through A Lens Darkly“. Harris visited us in Spring 2013 giving a Master Class which included talking about the making of this film and screening clips.


The New Black” by Yoruba Richen
Screening: September 17, 2014 at 6pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism


INDIA: Documentary Production and Cultural Studies 2014-2015
December 30, 2014- January 19, 2015
Professor Annette Danto
Brooklyn College Study Abroad India Program


NBPC 360 is the new funding initiative of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) devised to help launch non-fiction and fiction serial projects, as well as interactive or “trans-media” projects, about the Black experience.



The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series celebrates their 17th Anniversary! Help us support our Women of Color filmmakers by volunteering at the two-day film festival on Oct. 25 & 26, 2014 at LIU, Brooklyn!
To volunteer call 212-865-2982 or email reelsisters@yahoo.com.