Documentary Film & Video

Documentary Films:
Forgotten History — This film illuminates the parallel experiences of Black students at Lawrence University throughout the school’s history. By chronicling institutional racism at Lawrence – and in the city of Appleton – Forgotten History provides a brief glimpse into the experiences of those who have been repeatedly silenced and ignored.
¡Adelante! — ¡Adelante! showcases the stories of four undocumented Latino youth who grew up in Wisconsin’s Fox Valley. The individuals featured in this film were brought to the United States between the ages of 3-8 and were all raised as Americans.


Experimental Video:
Spaces of Diaspora — The culmination of my film studies at Lawrence University, this is video reflection on my Jewish identity. “Spaces of Diaspora” weaves different documentary forms together to convey a spiritual connection to both abstract and concrete spaces.
Lost & Found
— A unique approach to the “loss-of-innocence” theme, this documentary features my narration, conversations my mother, and Woody from Toy Story, my favorite toy. Lost and Found uses a light, comic tone to explore complicated themes.
Drowned — Shot on Super-8 mm film, this is a visual poem about water.
Poem — This visual poem highlights the tension I felt in my nightly piano practice space.


Found Footage Projects:
Conversations with Jim Zwerg — Jim Zwerg participated in the historic Freedom Ride through the Jim Crow South. In 1961, Zwerg was beaten unconscious in Montgomery, Alabama, and images of his bloodied face made national headlines. The central interview for this video was conducted over the phone with Zwerg, while all other video and audio were gathered from public domain and fair use sources.
Conversations with my Grandfather — My grandfather, a Jewish refugee from Lybia, explains one traumatic childhood experience from WWII. I gathered the audio interview and opening visuals, while all other video and audio are from public domain and creative commons sources.
Confirmation — On Oct. 23, 1991, Clarence Thomas was confirmed as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. During his confirmation hearings, Anita Hill testified before Congress on Thomas’s alleged sexual harassment in the workplace.


Commissioned Promotional Work:
Cambridge City Splash — While interning for Cambridge Community Television, I produced and edited several videos that profiled the work of local Cambridge organizations and projects. This video is an example of editing work that I completed for the Charles River Conservancy.
Civic Life Project — In the summer of 2015, I interned for the Civic Life Project, a non-profit that provides comprehensive courses to high school and college students in documentary filmmaking and civic engagement. Part of my internship involved the production of a short, promotional piece. I also made a promotional video for their 2016 Election Film Challenge.
KidsGive — KidsGive’s mission is to educate students in the U.S. about Western Africa and promote informed giving, while also providing children in Sierra Leone with the opportunity to learn and become the next great leaders of their generation.

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Written Journalism in-Print & Online

Freelance:
Mando Medium
The Rise of ‘Soft’ Holocaust Denial – The Tower Magazine
Les Blank’s Chronicles of a Weird AmericaMedium
Reflections on the Planned Parenthood shooting – The Huffington Post

The Lawrentian:
Lawrence student arrested on charges of possession of child pornography
Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources and Education Board updates policy
Community Council passes housing legislation before transition
LU Community Council President and Vice President elected
Rob McCarthy named Lawrence’s head football coach
Richie Incognito’s NFL scandal pt. 1 & pt. 2