Intro to Visionary Journalism
Micah is an award-winning producer and director specializing in international affairs, human rights, public health, and the environment. Recent projects include directing and producing "Beyond Borders", a feature documentary about undocumented Mexican-American families in the US and co-executive producing Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. He learned the ropes of documentary production working on investigative documentaries for Frontline, as a field producer for ABC News Dupont Award winning series "Hopkins 24/7", and as a coordinating producer on the PBS International Affairs series Wide Angle. Over the last fifteen years, he has worked on dozens of films for clients including The Climate Reality Project, CNN, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Wild, HBO, Wide Angle, Frontline, The Teaching Channel, The Independent Production Fund, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and ABC News. He also directed and produced "The Abominable Crime," an award-winning feature film anti-gay violence in Jamaica that continues to be shown at film festivals around the world. Micah's work has been recognized with three Emmy nominations, two Cine Golden Eagle Awards, a Silver Screen award, an International Film and Video Award, an Amnesty International Human Rights Film 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.