Film Case Study: NOBODY WANTS US
Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM
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Laura Seltzer-Duny and Robert Kanner will share their multi-year journey to bring the doc, NOBODY WANTS US to audiences. The program doesn’t stop there! In addition to sharing how the film was produced, they will also share how the project continues to evolve through dynamic impact producing. Your registration will benefit the outreach programming. WIFV is the fiscal sponsor of this program.
Synopsis: In September 1940, three teenagers were trapped on a steamship in the port of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Along with 83 other exhausted refugees, they were hoping to be allowed on American soil — where millions of others in distress had safely landed before them. NOBODY WANTS US is their story.
Laura Seltzer-Duny spent more than 2 years developing and creating this film. She is currently spearheading the distribution of NOBODY WANTS US and educational materials to schools and communities throughout the country through her distributor New Day Films. She has a special interest in producing documentaries featuring unsung heroes and the communities they help. As an impact producer, Laura has produced many stories shedding light on environmental, social justice, and mental health issues. Laura founded Seltzer Film & Video more than 15 years ago and has since produced hundreds of videos for non-profits and educational institutions. She is an award-winning PBS documentary and educational filmmaker and is based in the Washington, DC area.
Robert Kanner spent many hours editing alongside Seltzer-Duny to bring her vision into reality. His masterful editing skills helped tell this story in a fresh, new way. Robert has been producing and editing projects for domestic and international clients for more than 39 years. He has worked with USA Today, CBS News, the BBC, MetroMedia and Asgard Entertainment. Robert has received five Emmy awards for his work and numerous Telly Awards for excellence in programming. Documentary storytelling is Robert’s first love in editing.
Chris Sacarabany has 15 years of experience in intercultural and interfaith program management. Prior to joining the Nobody Wants Us producing team, Chris served as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU), a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening Muslim-Jewish relations globally. He also worked as a consultant at UNESCO – for the UNESCO Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize and a U.N. competition honoring the victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. He started his journey in the field of interfaith/intercultural dialogue as a program manager organizing the World Congresses of Imams and Rabbis for Peace with the Foundation Hommes de Parole based in France.
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