Director | Kyle Pyatt

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Director | Kyle Pyatt

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Director | Morgan Lieberman

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Newspaper Pioneers

Director | Lea Konczal

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Final Edition

Director | Derek Poore

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An aggregation of important writing from and about the world of documentaries, including exclusive writing on the subject from the students and faculty of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism.


Refugees being loaded on a rescue boat

Director Matziaraki Tackles Refugee Crisis in Celebrated Short

Nominated for a 2017 Academy Award, 4.1 Miles is a raw and uncensored visual of what can happen when the Greek Coast Guard is challenged with saving the lives of thousands of refugees a day. While filming, director Daphne Matziaraki soon came to realize the hardships the rescue  team faces each day as she boarded…

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Two men hold dead rats in Rat Film

Film Tackles More than Just a Rat Problem

Rat Film is a documentary that tackles the rat problem that has plagued Baltimore city since the early 20th century. While there is a government program set up to fight the rat infestation, many of the citizens of Baltimore are left to their own devices to combat the rats. Their methods vary from poison to…

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Robert Kolodny

NY Filmmaker Found Early Love for Film

Robert Kolodny is a writer, director, and cinematographer based out of Brooklyn, New York. He is the founder and creative director of House of Nod, a bespoke production company that specializes in narrative and documentary film, music videos, stylized commercials and fashion videos. His work has been screened at the Cannes Film Festival and he…

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scene from Under the Sun

North Korea Doc Delivers Artful Journalistic Punch

American news outlets offer an increasing abundance of reporting related to North Korea and the actions of its authoritarian government. However, with access to the country severely restricted, especially to foreign journalists, this reporting is often limited to broad coverage of events, both government-publicized and unintentionally exposed. In order to produce nuanced, informative journalism concerning…

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An interactive list of events supported and sponsored by the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism.

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