Month: March 2010

Film & Media Student: Andres Otero’s “Leaving Ground Zero”

Leaving Ground Zero

Andres Otero’s documentary short Leaving Ground Zero is up for competition on PBS’s reel13. Starting Sunday March 7th, the film about a New York City photojournalist who survived 9/11, will be competing with other two films for a chance to screen on National Television.

About the documentary: After almost getting killed by the collapsing towers on 9/11, photojournalist Thomas Monaster suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome. This video portrays how he eventually discovered a way to recovery.

To vote for his film:

View trailer on Youtube:

IMA Bahman Farmanara Screening

Screening: Friday, March 12, 2010 at 5:30 PM

IMA, Eyespeak and Eyescreen welcome Iranian film director Bahman Farmanara to a lecture and screening of his work at Hunter College on Friday, March 12th at 5:30pm. Farmanara is one of Iran’s leading directors and has influenced directors throughout the world including Jonathan Demme. Farmanara is spending a month as a visiting filmmaker at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, NY as part of there International Filmmaker-in-Residence series. Please come and join us on the 12th.