Two graduates, Erin Davis from Doc Studies, and Mark Nickolas from the MA in Media Studies, will screen work in major festivals this week.  A third, Doc Studies alum Ivana Todorovic, will be featured with her doc ‘A Harlem Mother’ in Wednesday’s New York Times (front page, Metro section). The films of both Doc Studies alums originated in the Doc Studies certificate program.  Also from Doc Studies, is Mark Nickolas’ cinematographer Oscar Frasser.

IVANA TODOROVIC and A Harlem Mother will appear Wednesday, April 8 in the Metro section of the New York Times. “It’s an important story that we want Times audiences to see,” says Carrie Weprin, a Times video programmer. The film features Jean Corbett-Parker who tells the story of her son’s death and her fight to prevent street violence.  The Times has already posted the film on ‘Times Documentaries’ website. For more about Ivana (Doc Studies, 2009) and her projects see

ERIN DAVIS and The Land have a world premiere on April 10 at the Full Frame Documentary Festival. Erin, a Doc Studies alum (2011), has been interviewed on NPR about the film’s subject, a children’s adventure program in Wales.  More about The Land 

MARK NICKOLAS, a Media Studies alum, with Doc Studies/Media Studies alum and cinematographer OSCAR FRASSER, see their film Nefertiti’s Daughters premier on April 9 at the Aspen ShortsfestShot in Cairo, the film is about the contribution of women graffiti street artists to the Arab Spring movement. More at 

The Doc Studies community is extremely proud of the accomplishments of our talented and courageous alumni.

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