February 2 & 3
New York University
19 University Place - Room 102
***FRIDAY - 6:30 PM - PANEL DISCUSSION*** Translating the World: Engaging Americans in International Journalism
Moderated by: Daljit Dhaliwal - International news anchor for BBC, CNN, ITN and PBS
Cynthia McFadden - Nightline Anchor
Jonathan Stack - Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Stephen Segaller - Director of News and Public Affairs Programming, Thirteen/WNET Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews - CBS News Foreign Editor & NYU Alum Philip Littleton - CNN Senior Photojournalist
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
***SATURDAY — FREE DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENINGS*** Documentary films produced by the 2006 Graduates of the NYU Department of Journalism
11:00 AM: Good Morning, Dangme – produced by Takaya Kawasaki Radio Ada, the first community radio station in Ghana, is a powerful engine of social change in this poor rural area. By broadcasting in the local language, Dangme, this radio station has helped a predominantly illiterate and patriarchal society cope with its education and gender problems. With the support of the UN and international organizations, Radio Ada now serves as a role model for many African countries.
12:00 PM: MD-RN – produced by Barnaby Lo With 50,000 U.S. immigrant visas guaranteed for foreign nurses, nursing has become the profession of choice for Filipinos in the past six years. This includes doctors – 5,000 of whom have left the country. The exodus has caused more than 100 hospitals to close, and many to operate without a doctor.
12:30 PM: Going Home – produced by Natalie Jimenez In a neglected building in Harlem, tenants face the devastating effects of water leaks, mold and a system that does not enforce fast repairs. One woman fights to correct these outstanding violations, but her fight comes at a cost.
1:00 PM: Toys Are Us – produced by Brian Stillman They’re created by artists. They sell for hundreds of dollars. And they’re made of plastic. Enter the colorful, sophisticated and often challenging world of designer vinyl toys, where art and commerce collide, and enterprising do-it-yourselfers prove that making toys isn’t just kid’s stuff.
1:30 PM: The Cost of Sharing – produced by Sarah Nasr It is suspected that more than 200 million people are infected with Hepatitis C (HCV). Experts claim that Egypt has the highest rate of HCV in the world. This film focuses on a village in the Nile Delta where residents are hardest hit. It explores the ironic way that this virus was spread, its consequences and the inadequate prevention and treatment campaigns in Egypt and other developing countries.
1:50 PM: Growing Concerns – produced by 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?
2:20 PM: The Unscored Goal – produced by Christos Gavalas In the summer of 2006, Ghana shocked the world with its performance at the World Cup in Germany, fueling Ghanaian kids’ passion for soccer.
One of them, Okyere Missah, a 16-year-old boy from Accra, is spotted by an unlicensed agent who urges him to leave Ghana to pursue his soccer dream in Europe. How much of an illusion can such a dream be?
3:00 PM: School Girls, Lane Girls – produced by Carielle Doe After years of civil war, the smallest West African nation of Liberia was ripe for change. In 2006, they welcomed Africa’s first female president as their new head of state. Her agenda included creating new opportunities for Liberian women. Many young girls in Liberia want to take advantage of the opportunities by going to school.
Unfortunately the girls’ methods of funding an education may do them more harm than good.
3:40 PM: Native New Yorkers – produced by Liu Changying New York City is a beacon of cultural diversity and a symbol of modernity. But Native American New Yorkers strive to maintain their ancient cultural heritage and a sense of who they are in a city that embraces people from all over the world.
4:10 PM: The Money Stone – produced by Stuart Harmon 400 feet below the soil of Ghana, thousands of young men risk their lives digging deep below the surface to extract one of Earth’s most precious resources: gold. Known locally as “galamsey,” most suffer greatly due to the hard work and dangerous conditions, but some manage to struggle their way out. This is the story of three young men who bet everything in search of not only better lives, but also, the money stone.
5:10 PM: A Global Price – produced by Jacqueline Reeves What is the cost of our increasingly interconnected world? This film explores the ripple effect of globalization on Ghanaian poultry farmers, highlighting their day-to-day struggle to compete with the rest of the world.
5:40 PM: Ladies of the Land – produced by Megan Thompson As small family farms continue to disappear from the American landscape, a new group of farmers grows dramatically: women. The film tells the stories of new women farmers in Pennsylvania and Minnesota, exploring the ways they challenge traditional agricultural models, the difficulties they face, and the reasons why they love the land.
6:15 PM: Born in JAHpan – produced by Minako Kurasawa Split legs, flashy clothes, colorful makeup. Today, many young girls in Japan study and perform Jamaican style reggae dancing. In a society filled with social pressures and expectations of women, reggae dancing has become a tool for many young girls to break free and express themselves and their sexuality.