October 18, 2017
States of Incarceration: Seeking Asylum, Resisting Detention – Group Exhibition
States of Incarceration: Seeking Asylum, Resisting Detention October 18th, 2017 – December 15th, 2017 Reception: Wednesday, October 18th, 6-8 PM Project For Empty Space Gateway Project Spaces 2 Gateway Center, #Newark www.projectforemptyspace.org Project for Empty Space in collaboration with the Humanities Action Lab (HAL), Newest Americans, Rutgers University-Newark’s Graduate Program in American...
Orphans of the Universe
Throughout their history, the Kurdish people have been the victims of geopolitics. Consistently entangled by conflicts in the oil-rich territories along the borders of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey; exploited and betrayed first by colonial nations and Cold War superpowers; and suffering the genocidal campaigns of Saddam Hussein, the...
July 25, 2017
July 11, 2017
52nd Anniversary of Medicare & Aging in America
52nd Anniversary of Medicare | July 30, 2017 On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation that established the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these programs have been protecting the health and well being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving...
June 12, 2017
Making A Short Documentary via CreativeLive
Julie Winokur and I are hosting Making A Short Documentary via CreativeLive in Seattle on June 12th-13th from 9:00am-4:00pm PDT. The class will be broadcast LIVE and will be available for $79 for on-demand access. The class will focus on production and creation of powerful stories, breaking down...
April 05, 2017
Bring It To The Table in Chicago
Join Bring It To The Table at the Center on Halsted this Wednesday, April 5th from 7-9pm in Chicago for a special live table talk and film screening! Get tickets for the event here. For more information on Bring It To The Table, click here.
April 04, 2017
Burning Hot in Benin
I recently travelled to Benin in West Africa to work on a feature documentary film. While there I discovered that Benin is the birthplace of voodoo. The slave trade of centuries ago deeply connected the country to Haiti, which explains how voodoo extended to the Caribbean and Americas. ...
May 07, 2015
Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
The film California: Paradise Burning by Ed Kashi (VII) and Matt Black, has been selected for screening at the 37th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. The 2015 festival will take place in Colorado, May 22-25th. Originally produced for and published on the New Yorker, California: Paradise Burning gives a...
January 27, 2015
NEWEST AMERICANS: Notes for My Homeland
Published today on National Geographic’s PROOF blog, a film produced by Talking Eyes Media in partnership with Rutgers University-Newark and VII Photo Agency, Notes for My Homeland. “Malek Jandali is no ordinary musician. The Syrian-American composer and pianist has performed in leading concert halls around the world and has...
December 01, 2014
Alexia Foundation: “The Long Night”
Today, The Alexia Foundation has announced the launch of “The Long Night,” their first ever Women’s Initiative Grant Project created by Tim Matsui and MediaStorm. “Set in Seattle, the work gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade....
October 16, 2014
“California: Paradise Burning” at Half King
Join Ed Kashi and Matt Black for a screening of their film "California: Paradise Burning" at the opening reception of Matt Black's exhibition, The Dry Land at The Half King on November 11, 2014. "The Dry Land documents, in beautiful and stark pictures, the agricultural effects of the drought...