Monday, March 2, 2015

"Inside Lens" - A Series of Alumni Documentaries Airing on NYC Life

New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Insitute and NYC Life, the city of New York's lifestyle channel, have teamed up to create "Inside Lens," an eight-part series that begins this week, and will feature eight documentaries that served as the capstone projects for these alumni when they were students.


The films that will be shown include:

March 3
“Dogs of War: the Fight Back Home”

Kristin Kiraly

Boom! Blast! It’s what military dogs see every day, in & out of war. Now they too must struggle with the debilitating effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Treatment of these dogs is just beginning along with political efforts to reclassify them from “equipment” to K9 service members.

March 10
“Passive Passion”
Charles Hoxie

Twenty years ago European physicists developed design principles to reduce a dwelling’s cooling and heating costs. This movement, “the Passive House,” is starting to catch on in the U.S. and New York City. “Passive Passion” examines a supremely energy efficient style of building with serious implications for cooling a warming planet.

March 17
“Parasites: A Users Guide”
Sharon Shattuck

Parasites are feared, but they may do more good than harm. Despite many vile connotations, in nature, nothing is purely good or evil. “Parasites” explores the relationship of some intestinal parasites that can help people.

March 24th
“Part of Me Came Home”
Alexandra Nikolchev

The work offers an intimate look at the first year of a foster care program for war veterans. Terrie, a single mom and pioneer caregiver in a foster care program for disabled veterans, welcomes three veterans into her home and redefines the notion of family.

April 7
“Growing Concerns”
Crystal Fisher

With advances in modern medicine, parents face new dilemmas. Growth hormones are now offered as a possible solution to meeting society's harsh physical standards. But what should parents consider when they have the option to genetically alter their child's body and future? How far will we go for our children to fit in? "Growing Concerns" explores “heightism” and takes a look at children using human growth hormones to alter their height.

April 14
“Ladies of the Land”
Megan Thompson

As small family farms continue to disappear from the American landscape, a new group of farmers grows dramatically: women. The film follows new women farmers in Pennsylvania and Minnesota, exploring the ways in which they are challenging the traditional agricultural model, the difficulties they face, and the reasons why they love the land.

April 21
“The Cola Road”
Claire Ward

In developing countries, coke is everywhere, but basic medicines are not. Follow a creative non-profit trial that uses Coca-Cola’s supply route to deliver basic medicines in Zambia. Set in Zambia, “The Cola Road” follows the launch of first trial to use Coca-Cola’s supply chain to deliver life-saving anti-diarrhea kits to developing countries.

April 27
“Finding Fathers”
France Costrel

Three World War II orphans seek closure regarding their fathers’ deaths by visiting the Normandy cemetery and the local people who still remember the sacrifice of their fathers.

For more information on this series, please click here.

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