In the latest edition of The Indypendent, the online newspaper of the NYC Independent Media Center, reporter Amy Wolf wrote a story about our recent New York premiere of the documentaries by students I taught at the American University in Cairo last year.
The story features an interview with Alaa Al Dajani, one of the filmmakers, who came to the U.S. for the screening and has spent that last two weeks traveling across America checking out MFA programs in film.
A few of the films will be screened again on March 3, at George Washington University in DC. For more info on that screening, go here.
Amy also spoke to Michelle Garcia, who was in my “class” of Knight International Journalism Fellows. Michelle went to El Salvador for five months last year, training journalists in radio and other media. She’s now working at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she reports for a new show called Independent Sources on CUNY TV.