Alumni
Tina Gharavi | Fellow 2014 - 2015

Tina Gharavi | Fellow 2014 – 2015

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...
Kathy Im | Fellow 2014 - 2015

Kathy Im | Fellow 2014 – 2015

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...
Suvi Andrea Helminen | Fellow 2013 - 2014

Suvi Andrea Helminen | Fellow 2013 – 2014

Suvi Andrea Helminen is an interactive and documentary filmmaker from Denmark, currently based in Boston. She graduated from The National Film School of Denmark’s documentary department. Her first interactive documentary “48 Hour Games” was released in December 2012. It is currently touring and it has been showcased at panels and live events at SXSW Interactive, CPH:DOX (Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival), Game Developers Conference San Francisco, and the Nordic Game...
Marisa Morán Jahn | Fellow 2013 - 2014

Marisa Morán Jahn | Fellow 2013 – 2014

Of Chinese and Ecuadorian descent, Marisa Morán Jahn is an artist, multimedia designer, educator, and the founder of Studio REV-, a nonprofit organization whose public art projects and tools impact the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, women, and youth. Jahn originated El Bibliobandido(or ‘story thief’), an ongoing living legend built around a masked bandit who, ravenous for stories, roves the jungles of Northern Honduras — a region with an 80% illiteracy...
Karim Ben Khelifa | Fellow 2013 - 2014

Karim Ben Khelifa | Fellow 2013 – 2014

Karim Ben Khelifa is a photojournalist who freelances regularly for Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Stern, GEO and dozens of others. He is also the co-founder of Emphas.ism an online platform that connects audiences and freelance journalists in order to create global communities and alternative funding models for visual storytelling. He is currently the 2013 Carroll Binder Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
Andrew Lowenthal | Fellow 2013 - 2014

Andrew Lowenthal | Fellow 2013 – 2014

Andrew Lowenthal is Co-Founder and Executive Director of EngageMedia, an Asia-Pacific human rights and environmental non-profit exploring the intersection of video, technology and social change. EngageMedia harnesses the advocacy potential of video and online technologies via the development of open source technologies, the creation of strategic networks and experimentation with new distribution tactics. Andrew is currently a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
Julie Fischer | Researcher 2012 - 2014

Julie Fischer | Researcher 2012 – 2014

Julie Fischer was a researcher at OpenDocLab and a graduate student at Comparative Media Studies and Writing program. Her CMSW thesis was titled To Create Live Treatments of Actuality: An Investigation of the Emerging Field of Live Documentary Practice. She is a skilled and adaptable researcher bridging the worlds of UX, digital media and documentary film. Her key strengths are qualitative research, collaborative design methodologies, usability testing, interview-driven research and ethnography. She’s also passionate...
Katie Edgerton | Researcher 2011 - 2013

Katie Edgerton | Researcher 2011 – 2013

Katie Edgerton is the writers’ assistant on the AMC drama Halt & Catch Fire. She obtained her MFA in Screenwriting from USC, where she received the Annenberg Fellowship. Prior to USC, Katie was a researcher at the MIT Open Documentary Lab and an assistant curator for exhibitions at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.