Dan Cohen, a director of "Space Shuttle Columbia: An Article of Hope" is coming to Ithaca College for a screening, and Q&A with students, faculty and community members. This event is presented by Hillel at Ithaca College in part of Holocaust Education Series.
Dan Cohen is a six-time Emmy Award winning veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker. His thirty-year career has taken him around the world from remote cities in South America, to the launch pad of America’s Space Shuttle, the presidential campaign trail, and far away to the Arctic ice. His skill for comprehensive work under deadline also won him a wide range of producer assignments including war zones with U.S. troops in Bosnia and the Middle East, touring with the Pope, national political conventions, presidential inaugurations, and Florida hurricane devastation.
He is the founder of the documentary film and production company West Street Productions. Over the years West Street has won top production awards ranging from an Emmy for PSA production, to six Telly awards, plus numerous other top industry honors. His most recent production work took him to the polar ice caps with environmental researchers.
His decades of work as a broadcast journalist and producer in the television control rooms of the largest markets in the country have won him five Emmy awards, numerous Emmy nominations, honors from the Associated Press, as well as the Ohio State University Journalism award for investigative reporting.
Story telling is Dan’s passion, and “An Article of Hope” is a labor of love. The seven-year journey to make the documentary included more than twenty interviews and on location filming in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Northern Israel, Houston, Texas, Nacogdoches, Texas, The Kennedy Space Center, Florida, New Jersey, and Washington, DC. The documentary has won “Best Film” honors 3-times in festivals around the country, and Hong Kong. The producers are currently searching for public support to bring this powerful story to America, on PBS.
“An Article of Hope” is a hero’s story, and at the same time, a universal story. A shining moment of what can happen when you “go from the depths of hell, to the heights of space.”
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