DocuClub NY: Two Gods

Mon, 03/04/2019 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

co-presented with IDA

The Work-In-Progress

A Muslim casket maker and body washer in Newark, NJ decides to bring two young men under his wing to teach them how to build caskets, wash bodies, and how to live better lives. Soon they all realize they must rely on each other to beat the streets and live to up the potential they’ve been fighting for.

The Feedback Discussion

Zeshawn Ali (Director) | Originally from Ohio, Zeshawn made his way to New York to study filmmaking at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Since graduating, he's directed a narrative short film called Shallows and also directed for the documentary series 30 Mosques in 30 Days, showcasing diverse Muslim stories across America during the month of Ramadan. His first feature length documentary, Two Gods, about a Muslim casket maker in Newark is currently in post-production and has recently received support from ITVS, Ford Foundation, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Points North Institute and HotDocs.

Aman Ali (Producer) is an award-winning storyteller in New York City. He’s made appearances on dozens of media outlets including the NY Times, CNN, Buzzfeed, NBC News and HBO to tell stories about the Muslim American community. He is also one of the creators of 30 Mosques in 30 Days, a 25,000 mile road trip he took to all 50 States in the U.S. with the mission of telling profound stories about Muslims in America.

Colin Nusbaum (Editor) is a film editor whose work has screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Festival De Cannes, Tribeca, SXSW, HotDocs, Sheffield Doc/Fest, DOCNYC, AFI Docs, Full Frame and many others. Most recently, Colin edited The Unafraid by Heather Courtney and Anayansi Prado. The film premiered at the 2018 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, where it won the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights. In 2014, Colin was also awarded the prestigious Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship for his work as an emerging documentary editor. Today, Colin lives, works, bicycles around, and practices Aikido in Brooklyn, New York. He is supported by the love of his partner Tatyana and a cat named Isabella.

Francisco Bello (Moderator) is is an Oscar and three time Emmy nominee. He shot and produced Salim Baba, a 2008 Best Short Documentary Oscar and 2009 Emmy Nominee. Francisco produced and edited War Don Don, the winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, for which he was also awarded the inaugural Karen Schmeer Documentary Editing Award and two Emmy nominations. Additional highlights include editing the 2017 SXSW Narrative Grand Jury Prize winning Most Beautiful Island, the Peabody winning Best Kept Secret, and the Best Editing Cinema Eye Honors nominee The Reagan Show. Francisco co-directed Dreaming Against the World, seen at the 2015 Telluride Film Festival. His editorial work will be seen in forthcoming releases from Oscar Nominee Richard Rowley’s The Blue Wall and Barbara Kopple’s Desert One. He is a member of the Academy’s Documentary Branch.


Eventbrite - DCTV Presents: Winter 2019


Space is limited. All RSVP's are first-come, first-served. Admission not guaranteed.
Doors 6:30pm | Event 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm


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DocuClub NY is a regular collaboration between IDA and DCTV. This works-in-progress screening series offers the public and members of the film community advance access to new documentaries in progress, and the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes conversations with filmmakers and creators.

This event is part of the Winter 2019 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film.

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