Field of Vision is a filmmaker-driven visual journalism unit that commissions filmmakers and artists with developing and ongoing stories around the globe.
Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Laura Poitras is a filmmaker and journalist. Her film CITIZENFOUR won an Oscar for best documentary, as well as awards from BAFTA, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Directors Guild of America. The first film in her post-9/11 trilogy, My Country, My Country, was nominated for an Oscar. The second film, The Oath, was nominated for two Emmys. Her reporting on NSA surveillance received the George Polk Award for National Security journalism, and shared in the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service. Her most recent film, Risk premiered at the Cannes film festival in May 2016. She recently exhibited her first solo museum show at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
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Co-Creator & Executive Producer
Charlotte Cook is a curator, writer and producer. Prior to Field of Vision, she was the Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival. In London, Charlotte was the Head of Film Programming at The Frontline Club. She has also worked with BBC Storyville, the Channel 4 BritDoc Foundation’s Puma Creative Catalyst Fund and the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where she curated the strand Conflict | Reportage. In addition to her work at Field of Vision, Charlotte is currently a programmer at CPH:DOX.
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Post Production Manager
Mark Lukenbill is the Post Production Manager at Field of Vision, as well as a producer and editor of film and radio. Previously, Mark was the Documentary Programs Associate at the Tribeca Film Institute and a documentary teaching artist for high school students. They have also programmed films for NewFest, Interference Archive, and the Spectacle Theater. Recent production credits include Laurie Simmons’s My Art (Venice Film Festival 2016).
Impact and Partnerships Manager
As Impact and Partnerships Manager, June Jennings communicates with outside channels for publication, exhibition, and promotion of Field of Vision films. She leads the unit's social media efforts, including content creation and cross-promotional media partnerships for Facebook and Twitter. She also provides editorial support for the Field of Vision website. Before joining FOV, was an assistant editor at O, The Oprah Magazine and a research intern at the Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund.
Josh Begley is a data artist and app developer based in Brooklyn. He is the creator of Metadata+, an iPhone app that tracks U.S. drone strikes. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
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Farihah Zaman is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker, critic, and curator whose work has screened at Sundance, New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Tribeca, Hot Docs, Camden, Full Frame, and others. Her first feature is the award-winning documentary Remote Area Medical, followed by second feature This Time Next Year (2014 Tribeca Film Festival), as well as several shorts (Kombit, Nobody Loves Me, American Carnage). She has written for Reverse Shot, Film Comment, Elle, Huffington Post, Filmmaker Magazine, and AV Club, among others. Her diverse background in the film industry includes Magnolia Pictures, IFP, and The Flaherty Seminar.