ScreenUp NYC Recap: CNN, The Weather Channel, & 60 Second Docs
Our April ScreenUp NYC drew documentary filmmakers, video journalists, editors, and more to socialize and see films at the underground bar at Botanic Lab. The night began with a happy hour meet and greet, before turning attention to watch videos and chat with the producers who made them.
We were honored to have Weather Channel executive producer Greg Gilderman kick off the screenings with a the trailer for the short documentary The Source: The Hidden Human Cost Within A Cup of Coffee. The film, which was produced in partnership with Telemundo, is from a yearlong investigation into child labor practices on coffee farms in Chiapas, the poorest state in Mexico.
The The Weather Channel bills the film as “a gritty, real-world tour to the bottom of the murky coffee supply chain, where feel-good marketing clashes with harsh realities.”
Next up, Storyhunter documentary filmmaker Carter McCall, presented two videos he produced for 60 Second Docs.
The first film was about a female biker club, who deliver breast milk to babies in New York City. They’ve been teaming up with the New York Milk Bank since early 2016 to get milk to babies in need. Carter’s second film was about a nude yoga and pilates studio in New York.
Tiara Chiaramonte from CNN Digital wrapped up the night with a screening of one of their latest and greatest stories. She presented a short digital documentary on the heart-warming story of a US Mormon girl and Muslim asylum seeker whose love is undeterred by the borders between them. Storyhunter filmmaker Abdellah Azizi shot the footage in Morocco for CNN.
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