Nancy Hatch Dupree, (ACKU) from the over 45,000 documents she began collecting in the 1970′s, with her late husband, Louis. We spent a week documenting some of the programs Nancy and her ACKU team undertake to educate their fellow Afghan citizens.
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Tiffany and Nathanial have been living on the streets of New York City for years. On this day they announce their engagement at the Marsha P. Johnson Center, a homeless shelter for kids in Harlem.
Ishmael Beah talks to New York City high school kids about his memoir, A Long Way Gone, about his experience as a child soldier in Sierra Leone.
Four Columbia Business School students consulted with hotel owner and Dar es Salaam entrepreneurs, Joseph and Damasi Mfugale, on how to build their Peacock Hotel chain, from three-stars into a five-star hotel.
Length: 45 minutes
Director: Jay Corcoran
Cast: Tom McBride
This striking documentary by New York actor and playwright Jay Corcoran, details the life and death of Tom McBride, a New York actor and model dying of Progressive Multi-focal Leucoencephalopathy (PML), an AIDS-related brain disease.
McBride’s “All-American” good looks made him a familiar face in television commercials, print ads and films through the ’70s and ’80s. He even became that most emblematic of masculine images: the Winston man. For many gay men, McBride became an icon exemplifying life on the “A-List” — the whirl of sex, drugs, theme parties, and summers on Fire Island that made New York’s gay scene famous. But McBride’s glamorous life was stalked by his sexual obsession and compulsive drive.
Co-owner Julie Flakstad and others talk about the secret of Blow’s success.
First published in NYC24, The Hijinks Issue, 2008.
By Jay Corcoran
April Fool’s Day at Think Coffee, New York City.
Mildred Verrier was worried.
One night last week she planned to roller skate at her place of employment, Think Coffee, while dressed in her underpants and other accessories while playing the ukulele.
Length: 56 minutes
Producer: Jay Corcoran
Executive producer: Michael Roberts
Cinematographer: Jay Corcoran
Editor: George O’Donnell
Composer: Scott Killian
Undetectable is a feature documentary, following for three years six Boston residents on the new multi-drug therapies for HIV disease. The film examines the complex physical and psychological effects of the treatment on three women and three men of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and the importance of AIDS education and advocacy within both the gay and poor and minority communities. It was broadcast on PBS, Independent Lens.