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Personal Statement
Directed by
Juliane Dressner - Director, Edwin Martinez, Co-Director

USA / 2018 / 87:12

New York Premiere
English and Spanish

Screening Times and Venues:
Bearsville Theater WOODSTOCK
10/13/2018, 4:00PM
Upstate Films II RHINEBECK
10/12/2018, 3:30PM

PERSONAL STATEMENT is a feature-length documentary that follows Karoline, Christine and Enoch through their senior year and into college. They work tirelessly as peer college counselors to realize better futures for themselves and their peers. They struggle and they stumble, but refuse to succumb to the barriers that prevent so many low-income students from attending and graduating from college.
Juliane Dressner is a director, producer and cinematographer who makes character based films that often focus on young people who are overcoming challenging circumstances. Her films have shed light on economic and racial justice issues in education and the criminal justice system (one example is THE SCARS OF STOP-AND-FRISK, which was published as an Op-Doc by The New York Times). She won the National Magazine Award for video for her short film, AN EDUCATION, which was published by The New York Times magazine. Her other short films have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, New York magazine, and Buzzfeed. PERSONAL STATEMENT is her first feature-length documentary.
Executive Producer(s): We will update you on this: this is in flux right now. Please check back in before you post or print.
Producer(s): Juliane Dressner and Beth Levison
Director(s): Juliane Dressner - Director, Edwin Martinez, Co-Director
Screenwriter(s): No credited writer
Cinematographer(s): Juliane Dressner & Edwin Martinez
Editor(s): Edwin Martinez, Kent Bassett, Martha Shane
Composer(s)/Music: T. Griffin
Sound Designer(s): Red Hook Post: Tom Efinger & Abigail Savage


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