DocuClub NY is a regular collaboration between IDA and DCTV. This works-in-progress screening series offers the public and members of the film community advance access to new documentaries in progress, and the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes conversations with filmmakers and creators.
Please join us Monday, February 6 for the first installment of DocuClub NY 2017! We'll be screening Nathan Fitch’s Island Soldier.
Following the screening we will be joined by NATHAN FITCH (Director, DP & Producer), BRYAN CHANG (Producer & Editor) and FIVEL ROTHBERG (Producer) for a moderated discussion.
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Screening followed by a moderated feedback discussion with the filmmakers - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Admission not guaranteed, all RSVP's are first-come, first-served. Drinks lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
**Please note that there will be no press allowed for this screening. Also, we respectfully request no social media mentions of this work-in-progress.**
Filmed over five years, ISLAND SOLDIER traverses thousands of miles to capture the experiences of Sapuro and Arthur Nena, US Army soldiers from the same small island of Kosrae, whose lives are resigned to different fates. The Federated States of Micronesia is a remote US territory with only 100,000 inhabitants, nearly all of whom are connected to the military directly or indirectly through family. Still immersed in a subsistence economy, the military offers opportunity - yet it can come at a very high cost.
Nathan is a filmmaker and visual journalist based in Brooklyn. He currently works in the video department of The New Yorker. His work has been featured in The New York Times Op Docs, ESPN, TIME magazine, The New Yorker, NPR, and The National Film Board of Canada. Nathan holds an MFA in documentary storytelling from Hunter college, where he was the recipient of a Pitcture of the Year International award, and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Nathan is a Member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, and prevoiusly served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Micronesia.
Bryan Chang is a documentary film director, cinematographer, and editor whose films have been featured by The New York Times, The Atlantic, and MoMA, screened at Sundance Film Festival, and distributed theatrically. He is director of the feature-length documentary BRASSLANDS, lead editor of the award-winning NARCO CULTURA. He edited on the Emmy-nominated documentary series A YEAR IN SPACE, and his work on two TIME Magazine documentary shorts AMNESIA AND A CAMERA and BREACH OF FAITH won first place awards from Pictures of the Year International and the PDN Photo Annual. He is an owner of Meerkat Media, a cooperatively-run production company specializing in independent documentary for clients such as HBO, MTV Networks, and TIME Magazine.
Fivel received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College, City University of New York. He was the Associate Producer of Kelly Anderson’s film MY BROOKLYN, which examined the policies, like re-zoning, and institutional mechanisms, such as classism and racism, that drive gentrification. His documentary about being a young father, HOUSE DEVIL, STREET ANGEL has been used in classrooms and workshops to provoke discussion about the intersection of masculinity, fatherhood and abuse. Fivel runs a small production company that serves grassroots social justice nonprofits.
Michael Kamber has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. Between 2002 and 2012 he worked for The New York Times covering conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Liberia, the Sudan, Somalia, the Congo and other countries. He has also worked as a writer and videographer for the Times. His photos have been published in nearly every major news magazine in the United States and Europe, as well as in many newspapers. In 2011, Kamber founded the Bronx Documentary Center, an educational space dedicated to positive socials change through photography and film. Kamber is an adjunct professor at Columbia University. He is the winner of a World Press Photo award, the Mike Berger Award, the Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award, American Photo Images of the Year and is a member of The New York Times team that won the 2003 Overseas Press Club award. The New York Times has twice nominated Kamber’s work for the Pulitzer Prize.
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