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Lara Baladi

Lara Baladi

Lara Baladi is an internationally recognized multi-disciplinary Egyptian artist. Baladi applies archives, investigations of myths, and personal narratives to a range of mediums including architectural and video installations. Baladi publishes and exhibits worldwide. Her works are part of a number of institutional and private collections. She has been a board member of the Arab Image Foundation since its creation in 1997. During the 2011 Egyptian uprising, Baladi co-founded two media...

‘Exit Zero’ by Chris Walley and Chris Boebel – Kickstarter Campaign

MIT Associate Professor Chris Walley and Filmmaker Chris Boebel – Open Doc Lab affiliates who teach a documentary film class at MIT – are currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise finishing funds for their documentary film Exit Zero. (For more info, see www.exitzeroproject. org or a recent Q&A in Belt magazine http://beltmag.com/exit-zero-q-and-a/). The documentary is part of a larger transmedia project that includes a book also...
David Dufresne

David Dufresne

David Dufresne is an award-winning independent writer and filmmaker. Fort McMoney, his latest interactive game documentary, produced by ONF/Arte, was a finalist at the SXSW festival 2014, won several international awards, and was acclaimed by the New York Times as the “marriage of the film and the video game.” In 2010, he authored and co-directed Prison Valley with Philippe Brault (Upian/Arte), which won the World Press Photo 2011 (Best interactive...
Tina Gharavi

Tina Gharavi

Tina Gharavi is a BAFTA-nominated filmmaker, initially trained as a painter. Noted for innovative cross-platform work she has garnered the attention of the film industry through her acclaimed feature, I Am Nasrine. Sir Ben Kingsley called it “a life enhancing film… An important and much needed film.” Fearless in her approach to storytelling, her work has been selected for Sundance, broadcast globally and her installations exhibited at museums around the...
Thorsten Trimpop

Thorsten Trimpop

Thorsten Trimpop is a filmmaker from Germany currently based in Cambridge, MA. He is completing work on his new documentary film, The New Normal, a human-scale portrait of a small town in Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone. His first feature film, The Irrational Remains, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006 and won numerous awards. His work interweaves elements from fictional and documentary film traditions. He currently teaches filmmaking and...
Raney Aronson-Rath

Raney Aronson-Rath

Raney Aronson-Rath is the Executive Producer of the iconic PBS public affairs series, FRONTLINE. Much of her work involves reimagining long-form documentary filmmaking and developing cross-platform journalism partnerships with premiere news outlets. Before managing FRONTLINE, Aronson-Rath produced several notable FRONTLINE films including News War, The Last Abortion Clinic, and The Jesus Factor. Prior to FRONTLINE, she worked at ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, and MSNBC. Raney Aronson-Rath Fellow, MIT...
Kathy Im

Kathy Im

Kathy Im is Director of the Media, Culture and Special Initiatives program at the MacArthur Foundation where she is responsible for the Foundation’s support of nonprofit investigative and explanatory reporting, social issue documentary film production, and innovation in public interest media. Under Im’s leadership, MacArthur has been a key partner in supporting the development of digital technologies and platforms at prominent nonprofit journalism and documentary institutions. She has guided the...