Team
Beyza Boyacioglu | Project Manager

Beyza Boyacioglu | Project Manager

Beyza Boyacioglu is an award-winning documentarian and media artist from Istanbul. Her projects explore issues of gender and identity, and almost always include an element of music. Currently she is producing a cross-platform documentary about Turkey’s queer pop legend Zeki Müren. The project includes an interactive web experience Zeki Müren Hotline that was premiered at IDFA DocLab 2016 and a feature length documentary which is currently in production. Her previous film Toñita’s was produced...
Katerina Cizek | Artistic Director, Co-Creation Studio

Katerina Cizek | Artistic Director, Co-Creation Studio

Katerina Cizek is a two-time Emmy-winning director and pioneer in digital media: documentary, interactive and journalism. Her work has documented the Digital Revolution, and has itself become part of the movement. At the National Film Board of Canada, she helped redefine the organization as one of the world’s leading digital content hubs. She is the director and creative force behind the NFB’s award-winning digital documentary project HIGHRISE, and she realized the acclaimed...
Sara Rafsky | Research Assistant

Sara Rafsky | Research Assistant

Sara Rafsky joins CMS and the Open Documentary Lab after working in Mexico City as Researcher on Central America at Amnesty International. Before that she was the Americas Research Associate for the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York, where she reported on press freedom in Latin American and the United States. Previously, she wrote about culture and politics as a freelance journalist in New York, South America and Southeast...
William Uricchio | Principal Investigator

William Uricchio | Principal Investigator

William Uricchio is Professor and Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He is also Lead Principal Investigator of the MIT Game Lab. His efforts as a documentary maker began in grammar school, and led to a short but formative professional career as an editor and director of social activism and anthropological documentaries. Uricchio’s academic career began in...
Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin | Director

Sarah Wolozin is the director of the Open Documentary Lab. As director, she develops and oversees the lab’s projects and operations, including Docubase, the Visiting Fellows program, research reports, and collaborations with institutions such as Tribeca Film Institute, IDFA DocLab, and the National Film Board of Canada. Wolozin has always had an interest in exploring new platforms for storytelling and social change. Before joining the staff at MIT, she produced...