Intro to Visionary Journalism
Micah is an award-winning producer and director specializing in international affairs, human rights, public health, and the environment.
His feature documentary projects include DROP TO ZERO (2018) while tells the story of the global effort to eradicate polio; BEYOND BORDERS (2016), which explored the lives of undocumented Mexican-American families in the US; THE ABOMINABLE CRIME (2013), about anti-gay violence in Jamaica, which won an Amnesty International Human Rights Award, four best documentary film festival awards, and screened at more than 25 film festivals around the world; and MANN VS. FORD (2011), about a Native American community living on a toxic waste dump and their legal battle against the Ford Motor Company.
Micah learned the ropes of documentary production as an associate producer/researcher on five investigative films for Frontline and the Emmy nominated series Frontier House Series for PBS and as a field producer for ABC News Dupont Award winning series HOPKINS 24/7. He solo produced his first film about HIV/AIDS and the Angolan military for the PBS International Affairs series Wide Angle (and went on to produce three other films in Japan, France and Vietnam for Wide Angle), and has since produced documentaries for CNN, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Wild, The Teaching Channel and HBO. He also worked with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project for four years, serving as co-executive producer in 2015 and 2016.
His work has been recognized with three Emmy nominations, two Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a Silver Screen award, an International Film and Video Award, Silver Telly Award, a Japan Society Fellowship, and a Kaiser Media Health Fellowship. He holds a MS in Journalism from Columbia University and a BA in Comparative Literature from Cornell University. He is currently on the faculty at the Graduate Program in Social Documentary at the School For Visual Arts in NYC.