Documentary Specialization

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Learn from the Best

The director of our documentary program is award-winning filmmaker Yoruba Richen, whose latest work, “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom,” explores the history behind the Oscar-winning movie. Richen is currently working on a short called “American Reckoning” about an unsolved civil rights murder in Mississippi. A featured TED speaker, a Fulbright fellow, a Guggenheim fellow, and a 2016 recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award, she has won acclaim for her documentaries “The New Black” and “Promised Land.”

Documentary Specialization/Summer Internship FAQs

Yes. Students who are accepted into the documentary specialization will still be required to find a summer internship.

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Yoruba Richen

Yoruba Richen
Director of the Documentary Program
yoruba.richen@journalism.cuny.edu