One of 31 video segments featured in ‘Designing Media’, the new book, DVD and website by Bill Moggridge. More info on ‘Designing Media’ available at www.designing-media.com A self-taught filmmaker from South Africa, David came to the United States in 1973 and began producing and directing local and national documentaries for KOCE, a public television station in California. In 1977 he joined WGBH Boston, America’s most prolific public broadcasting organization, to start the international documentary series World. He has been executive producer of Frontline since its first season in 1983. In 2007, after 24 seasons and more than 485 films, Frontline remains America’s only regularly scheduled investigative documentary series on television. The series has won all of the major awards for broadcast journalism, including the Gold Baton (the highest duPont-Columbia Award) in 1990, 1996, and 2002, for its “total contribution to the world of exceptional television.” David is happiest thinking through how best to edit complex narratives, sketching diagrams of how information fits together. He revels in deeply involved reporting of difficult subjects, in trying to explain topics by taking his audiences on journeys and adventures, and in going out into the world with all his senses alert.
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Visit www.newschool.edu During World War II, Darrel was stationed in Europe and Andrew was fought in the Philippines. In the chaos of combat, each stole a valuable treasure and buried it overseas before returning to civilian life in the United States. Sixty years later, neither man seems remorseful about his crime; both wish to recover the hidden valuables they perceive as their own. Loot is a feature-length documentary that follows the two veterans and their guide across the globe in search of their buried wartime treasures. Neither knows the other, but both happen to know Lance, an inventor, used-car salesman, and amateur treasure-hunter, who, against his better judgment, agrees to help them find their lost loot. Loot was filmed on three continents over two and a half years. It is a story about fathers and sons, war, and how the secrets of history bleed into the present as three people arrive unwittingly at a place where they must choose either to face a truth or bury it forever. Q&A with director Darius Marder and Deirdre Boyle, Associate Professor in the Graduate Media Studies Program, follows the screening. Sponsored by the Department of Media Studies and Film http in association with the Institute for Retired Professionals newschool.edu * Location: Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building. 09/29/2010 6:00 pm
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