NYU SPS instructor, producer, and director Gladys Bensimon’s latest documentary, A Way Out, will be premiering at The New Jersey International Film Festival on June 10th at Rutgers University. A Way Out is a feature documentary about poverty and how we in America may overcome it. The film analyzes the factors of success through the stories of three minority men from Newark, New Jersey. These men successfully beat the odds…not by luck, but rather by deliberate support and opportunities that otherwise would have left them poor, incarcerated, or even dead.In addition to the illustrative and compelling stories, the documentary features the historic, economic and academic analysis of poverty, and the history of racism and inequality in the United States, featuring various social, political, and economic experts. Bensimon’s inspiration was two-fold: from her experience volunteering in a charter school in Newark, NJ, and after reading Malcom Gladwell’s Outliers. From there spurred years of research and analysis in partnership with experts to try to find the ways OUT of poverty that is possessing many cities in America.
Visit the documentary’s website here: https://www.awayoutdocumentary.com/
A Way Out will be showing at 7p.m. on Saturday, June 10th at Voorhees Hall #105 at Rutgers University. If you are interested in attending, ticket information is below.
Tickets at the door:
Tickets are available on a “first-come-first-served” basis and can be purchased at the door beginning a half-hour before the start time.
Advance tickets are available to groups of two or more only, and can be purchased through Paypal up to the day before a screening (unless that screening is sold out). Log onto www.paypal.com, and use firstname.lastname@example.org as the send money address. Tickets are $14 each in advance. Include the names of the attendees and the date of the screening in the memo box. We will have a list of those who pre-paid at the door as well. Advance tickets are non-refundable.
Bensimon is teaching the following course this summer:
Additional courses in filmmaking, film and tv studies, film and tv writing, and audio/visual effects can be found here.