Member Profiles

Meet New Day: Sylvia Johnson

May 13, 2020
I am a ‘Third Culture Kid’, which basically means that I grew up moving in and out of different countries, and that my identity is transnational as a result. The camera has always been a tool for me to translate some of the myriad experiences that I’ve had to others. 

Meet New Day: Rodney Evans

April 27, 2020
I am a Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker who has been making narrative and documentary films for over twenty years, including Brother to Brother (Sundance Special Jury Prize in Drama) starring Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) and The Happy Sad starring LeRoy McClain (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll). I also teach film production, directing and screenwriting classes at Swarthmore College.

March 2020 Meet New Day

March 25, 2020
As a long-time community activist and descendant of two former World War ll Japanese American incarcerees, making ALTERNATIVE FACTS: The Lies of Executive Order 9066 was a deeply personal project.

Every Month Should be Black History Month

February 1, 2020
In the face of a long history of white filmmakers telling Black people’s stories, often in damaging ways, Black perspectives offer the potential to restructure American consciousness. For example, artists like Ava DuVerney (The 13th, When They See Us, Queen Sugar, A Wrinkle in Time), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) have changed the cultural landscape over the past few years, bringing Black struggle, Black futurism, Black imagination, and Black desire into the mainstream through distinctly Black voices. 

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January 1, 2020
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November 16, 2019
Willow O'Feral's film Break the Silence is an intersectional, inclusive portrait of 18 women's lived experiences in regards to sexual and reproductive health.

Meet New Day - Kurt Orderson and Najma Nuriddin

October 18, 2019
We are both filmmakers from different parts of the world who periodically come together to collaborate. Currently, we are both filmmakers in residence at Johns Hopkins University, developing an online archive of our film, Not in My Neighbourhood.

Meet New Day: Maggie Stogner and Rick Stack

September 19, 2019
We are the filmmaking team who created In the Executioner’s Shadow. Maggie has been making documentary films on environmental and social issues for over 30 years.

Meet New Day: Harleen Singh

August 23, 2019
Meet Harleen Singh, an award winning documentary filmmaker committed to telling stories that inspire viewers to look beyond their limitations and achieve their goals.

Meet New Day - Lauren Knapp

June 9, 2019
I'm a documentary filmmaker and video journalist interested in shedding light on touchstone issues through intimate storytelling. The Sandman is a short documentary that profiles the doctor leading Georgia's lethal injection team.

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