Cheryl Furjanic

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Cheryl Furjanic is an award winning filmmaker currently teaching documentary video production in the Culture and Media Program in NYU's Department of Anthropology. Her previous documentaries include TAKE THIS HAMMER, a study of the traditions of American work songs as seen through the eyes of legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, and DIMASSIMO TO THE RESCUE, a short comic tale about a NYC advertising agency's attempt to save the life of a veal calf. TAKE THIS HAMMER screened at the 1998 Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival and was awarded a Silver Apple in 1999 from the National Educational Media Network. DIMASSIMO TO THE RESCUE was screened in the New Filmmakers Series at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Cheryl worked as associate producer on the HBO documentary feature film BLUE VINYL, directed by Judith Helfand & Daniel B. Gold. Her short comedy BAR TALK has screened at over 60 film festivals worldwide and was broadcast on the PBS/WNET series REEL NEW YORK in the summer of 2003. Also in 2003, Cheryl finished co-directing the short documentary A GOOD UPLIFT, a light-hearted glimpse into a Lower East Side lingerie shop, which premiered at the 2003 Full Frame Documentary Festival and is currently making its rounds on the film festival circuit. SYNC OR SWIM is Ms. Furjanic's first feature-length documentary.