Month: February 2021

Prof. Tami Gold and IMA alumna Pam Sporn’s film screening at Columbia University

Making the Impossible Possible poster

Directed by Tami Gold and Pam Sporn
Produced by Gisely Colón López, Tami Gold, Pam Sporn
Edited by Sonia González-Martínez and Pam Sporn
Featuring music by Arturo O’Farrill and Oscar Hernández 

Feb. 22 | 5PM online | Register & more info

MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE tells the story of the student led struggle to win Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY, in the late 1960’s. The documentary is a mosaic of voices, film footage and photographs taken by student activists. This important story highlights the powerful alliance Puerto Rican, African American and other progressive students and faculty forged that changed the face of higher education with the founding of one of the first Puerto Rican Studies departments in the nation.

Prof. Hurbis-Cherrier will be executive producer on Showtime TV series

Mick Hurbis-Cherrier and Dinner at the Center book cover

Prof. Mick Hurbis-Cherrier will be executive producer, along with partners Bill Collage and Sameh Zoabi (former F&M adjunct), on the Showtime television series Dinner at the Center of the Earth.  The deal recently made with Sony Pictures Television is for a ten part series based on the bestselling novel by Nathan Englander. Dinner at the Center of the Earth is a sprawling espionage drama rooted in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and set in the Middle East and Europe. TV veteran’s Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon (Homeland24X-Files) are the series show runners. Read more about it on Deadline.