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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, How it Feels To Be Free, tells the story of six trailblazing Black women in the entertainment industry. Her other recent films include The New York Times Presents: The Killing of Breonna Taylor; The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show; and The Green Book: Guide to Freedom. Her work has been featured on PBS, New York Times Op Doc, Frontline Digital, New York Magazine’s The Cut website, The Atlantic, and Field of Vision. She is the 2016 recipient of the Chicken & Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award and a Guggenheim Fellow.

Documentary Specialization/Summer Internship FAQs

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

Contact Us

Do you have a question about the Documentary Specialization? If so, please contact us.

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