Live Through This: DCTV Youth Media Alum Working in Film

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 5:00pm

At the heart of our organization, DCTV Youth Media has provided a stepping stone to pathways in the media industry, providing NYC youth with the education and resources to tell their own stories through filmmaking. Graduates from the program have gone on to hone their craft and create original work that has played a role in shifting the ever-changing landscape of film.

Join us for a live virtual discussion with alumni currently working in film as they reflect upon their experiences entering the workforce, navigating underrepresentation and systemic biases, measuring success and joy in their careers, as well as assessing how COVID and BLM has and will continue to impact the film industry. With Sushana Dubreil, Anthony Limongi, and Richard Memminger, moderated by Sade Falebita, Associate Director of DCTV Youth Media as well as an alum of the program.

Attendees from near and far are invited to share experiences, ask questions, and join in the conversation.


Sushana Dubreil, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to Haitian immigrant parents, quickly learned the importance of storytelling and the gift of voice. As a writer, filmmaker, and teaching artist, she advocates in communities of color and encourages such communities to tell their stories. Upon graduating from CUNY Hunter College with a degree in Political Science and Film Studies, she began teaching media DCTV's youth program – the very same program that was instrumental in her exposure to documentary filmmaking when she was a teenager. Since graduating from Columbia University’s Journalism School in 2017, Sushana has gone on to produce a number of short and feature length documentary films. She is currently an Associate Producer at Firelight Media and hopes to make a documentary film about Haiti one day.

Anthony Limongi is a creative storyteller and digital media specialist based out of NY. His journey in storytelling began at DCTV's youth program. There, he was able to learn technical filmmaking techniques, and the program taught him the building blocks of poignant and impactful storytelling, highlighting people and topics that are not given enough visibility. Anthony decided to pursue filmmaking because he believed film was the best tool to express his views and tell his stories. As a storyteller, Anthony explores the ideas and concepts of masculinity, race, identity and class. He feels it is vital that stories bring these themes to the forefront. After his stint at DCTV, he went to work for The New York Latino Film Festival, Broadway Video, HGTV, Discovery Networks, Starz Entertainment and is currently at BBC Studios.

Richard Memminger has been a filmmaker for 15 years, starting in documentary and later exploring narrative and experimental forms. Richard got his start with DCTV Youth Media. It was there he learned the power of community building as well as giving a voice to the underrepresented, lessons that often inform his work. After his graduating from the program, Richard went on to teach media and film with several youth programs, including ones at DCTV. He then went on to receive a Bachelor's of Science from the New School. His work often turns a critical eye on race, stigma and pop culture. He continues to work in the field as an independent storyteller, community builder and freelance artist.

Sade Falebita is a multimedia producer and educator on a mission to nurture potential, educate, and empower creatives to produce transformative art. She graduated from St. Francis College with a B.A. in Film and Broadcasting and B.S./M.S. in Accounting. Sade also obtained an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, where she reported on a wide range of hard news and features exploring issues including civil rights, immigration, healthcare, and poverty. Her work has been featured at the Museum of the City of New York. Sade frequently shares her personal experiences in media and finance through public speaking engagements in workshops, offering key career and professional development advice and reinforcing the power of community engagement. Her passion for teaching and fostering positive growth and change in people's lives has led her to success as a storyteller and mentor, in particular her current role as Associate Director of Youth Programs at DCTV.

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For over four decades, DCTV Youth Media has been home to NYC’s young dreamers and makers. Each year, we supply NYC teens and young adults with the resources and mentorship to create films about issues affecting their lives and their communities.

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