Micah Fink

Director, Producer

Micah Fink, Director, Producer

Classes taught:
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 films work include DROP TO ZERO (2018), which 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 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/reporter on five investigative films for "Frontline" as well as the Emmy nominated series "Frontier House" for PBS, and as a field producer for the ABC News Dupont Award-winning series "Hopkins 24/7".  He produced his first film about HIV/AIDS and the Angolan military for the PBS International Affairs series "Wide Angle" (and went on to produce four other films in Japan, South Korea, 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, and as a live-event producer with the World Science Festival in 2019.  

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.

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SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020
October 16, 2020

SocDoc at DOC NYC 2020

SocDoc has a strong showing with several films from our clever faculty and alumni, as well as our annual student showcase. Read More
Alumni New Films News Round-Up
October 15, 2020

Alumni New Films News Round-Up

A lot of our smart & talented alumni are out in the world with their films at pitch markets, festivals, and streaming - take a look! Read More

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020
February 13, 2020

SocDoc at SXSW Festival 2020

    Winter is nearly behind us which means its time to kick off the 2020 festival season!  SocDoc has a strong showing at South By Southwest this year. So if you're in Austin in March, check out these alumni-directed films Read More
Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops
January 15, 2020

Camera, Sound & Budgeting Winter Weekend Workshops

Interested in improving your documentary skills? Here are five workshops which can give you a whole range of skills to explore the wonderland of documentary. Whatever your professional background, these small classes will provide targeted and hands-o Read More