FEBRUARY 2014 ENVISION PROGRAM
Thursday February 27, 2014
Made in New York Media Center by IFP
30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY
Ruth Fremson, The New York Times
Over one hundred photographs tell the story of Dasani, an 11-year-old homeless girl in Brooklyn. The images were taken over 15 months, primarily at the Auburn Family Residence,
a city-run shelter for the homeless. They offer an unflinching look at poverty in our city and a heartbreaking indictment of our country’s shameful inequality.
The photos accompanied Andrea Elliott’s moving report “Invisible Child,” which was published as a five-part series, on the front page of The New York Times the week of December 9, 2013.
Joana Vicente, Executive Director, IFP
Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, United Nations Under-Secretary-General,
Department of Public Information
Directed by Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo
An examination of challenges, hopes and dreams of the young residents of a rural American town.
(USA, 2014, 91 minutes)
8:40pm In Conversation
Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo, “Rich Hill” directors
Ruth Fremson, photographer, The New York Times
Katherine Holland, Partnerships Specialist, UNICEF
Moderated by Nermeen Shaikh, producer and co-host, Democracy Now!