Around the World in 30 Days — October 2015
Oct29

Around the World in 30 Days — October 2015

C. M. Rubin’s Global Education Report The stark problem of inequality from a wide range of theoretical and hands-on perspectives was a major theme in my global discussions this month. Inequality (gender and economic) causes huge gaps in who can get a good education, but it also creates gaps in who are unable to use their education for employment. The solutions are numerous and complex, but one fact is clear — reducing...

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I Want it Made in New York
Aug17

I Want it Made in New York

“The industry generates billions of dollars to the local economy and employs 130,000 New Yorkers behind the scenes.” — Commissioner Cynthia López (Scene from “Elementary” is courtesy of Jeff Neumann and CBS) Highly successful, long-running shows such as Sex and the City, The Sopranos, 30 Rock, Gossip Girl, Person of Interest, Elementary, Girls, and Ugly Betty have graced the stages of Queens based...

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And The Award Goes To — From Brooklyn
Jun10

And The Award Goes To — From Brooklyn

“Film Festivals are still an important outlet for people to find great films. We were able to bring together a significant number of American indie and international films created with limited resources but still incredible art.” – Bryce Renninger 3979 miles from Cannes, 4147 from Venice and 3000 from Los Angeles, a diverse international crowd gathered at the Brooklyn Film Festival (now in its 18th year) to celebrate...

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The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow?
Oct20

The Global Search For Education: Where is the next Kathryn Bigelow?

  “The question is how to make your film become an essential part of new storytelling ecosystems that bring meaningful conversation, foster social engagement and define new pathways for content distribution.” — Craig Hatkoff  Perhaps the next Kathryn Bigelow is in this film class of high school seniors? And if so, how is she being prepared for the real world of 21st century filmmaking? Of course, she may not...

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The Global Search for Education: Girls
Mar05

The Global Search for Education: Girls

 “My argument in favor of educating girls is more practical.  We should do it because it is an incredibly powerful tool for ending global poverty.” — Richard Robbins  Girl Rising is the feature film to be released on March 7th, which tells the unforgettable stories of nine real and remarkable girls from Peru, Haiti, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Nepal and Cambodia.  The girls’ stories...

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The Global Search for Education: We Will Remember
Sep10

The Global Search for Education: We Will Remember

 “They (the 9/11 responders) are a testimony to the human spirit’s ability to transcend unimaginable horror and still maintain its integrity and humanity.” — Dr. Benjamin Luft  We will remember the 2,977 people from more than 90 nations who were killed as a result of the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.  More than 400 of them were people who responded first to the attacks. Dr. Benjamin J....

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