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9 Oct 2017

In July, I spent two weeks on a scouting trip in Guatemala, assessing the possibility of future documentary work there as part of The Trenton Project.  I owe thanks to many folks for helping me out – including funders here at Princeton University, Trentonians who gener...

20 Jan 2017

Tuesday night was URB202’s fourth annual student screening at Artworks, Trenton’s gallery and art-making space. This year’s screening brings a look back to the 1960s, to the culture and life of the city then, and to the so-called “riots” of 1968 that, I would argue, ha...

7 Oct 2016

 This slow burn of a film  has found a home at Op-Docs.  I'm so pleased to see the work of Megan Mylan, Mike Chin and Emily Taguchi make its way to the New York Times.  And, of course, I love that the quiet, thoughtful choices and big heart of Masami Hayata have found...

7 Oct 2016

Yesterday, I had the very great pleasure of spending the late afternoon and evening in a dusty, windowless room at The College of New Jersey.  My host, Professor Terry Byrne, had generously offered the use of their beautiful dinosaur of a Steenbeck -- one of the last,...

21 Sep 2016

This Fall's class -- which I'm excited and intrigued to be co-teaching with historian Alison Isenberg -- is featured in this month's issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly. 

It's appropriate, since Harlan Joseph was, for six weeks in the summer of 1964, a student at Princ...

12 Sep 2016

Taller Than The Trees is screening tonight in L.A. at the Landmark.  It's part of an International Documentary Association screening honoring some of this year's Op-Doc Films.   iTaller Than the Trees is the story of Masami Hayata, a Tokyo man delicately balancing his...

1 Jun 2016

Good news from the land of film festivals.  Megan Mylan’s Taller than the Trees (me, editor) will be screening at the Nantucket Film Festival and AFIDOCs in L.A.  It’s a short, verité piece that looks at Japan’s rapidly ageing society and the obligation children feel t...

1 May 2016

 

 

How many stories lie behind a few simple lines of a newspaper story?  This summer and fall, I’ll have a chance to see how deep and wide those roots extend.

 

The Princeton University 250th Fund for “innovation in teaching” just announced that they are supporting this F...

16 Nov 2015

Saturday marked the inauguration of the Consulado Móvil in Trenton... and felt like the official start of The Trenton-Salcajá Project, too. The Guatemalan consulate will be in Trenton for five weeks, issuing passports and the new Documento Personal de Identificación to...

15 Jan 2015

 

After a semester of work, the poster is printed and the films are almost done!  On January 20th, we'll premiere six short student films look at jobs, work and employment in the city of Trenton.

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