Jon Alpert

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Jon Alpert Captures How Cuba Has Transformed Over 45 Years

Monday, November 20, 2017

Multiple-Emmy award-winning and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jon Alpert joins us to discuss his new film  “Cuba and the Cameraman.” 

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Young Filmmakers Make Movies About Their Struggles

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Documentary filmmaker Jon Alpert and two young filmmakers talk about the documentary series "Our Cameras, Our Stories."

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Jon Alpert and Matt O'Neill's Documentary "Redemption"

Friday, February 08, 2013

Directors Jon Alpert and Matt O’Neill discuss their Academy Award-nominated documentary short “Redemption.” They’re also joined by Susan, who is featured in the film, about New York City’s growing “canning” profession—more and more men and women survive redeeming bottles and cans they collect from curbs, garbage cans and apartment complexes. “Redemption” is an unexpected and intimate look at New York City’s post-industrial gleaners, struggling at the edge of society. "Redemption" is playing at IFC Center through February 14.

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DCTV Turns 40

Monday, October 15, 2012

Filmmakers Jon Alpert  discusses founding the Downtown Community Television Center 40 years ago, and looks at how it has grown over the past four decades.


In Tahrir Square

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill discuss their new documentary “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution.” They’re joined by Egyptian-American journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who is featured in it. “In Tahrir Square: 18 Days of Egypt’s Unfinished Revolution” debuts on HBO Wednesday, January 25, at 8 pm.

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No Contract, No Cookies: The Stella D’Oro Strike

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Michael Filippou, a shop steward featured in the film “No Contract, No Cookies: The Stella D’Oro Strike, andGeorge Kassai, a former Stella D'Oro baker, talk about the divisive strike at the Stella D’Oro factory in the Bronx. In 2006, Stella D’Oro was bought by Brynwood Partners, a private-equity firm that boasts of giving its investors a 30% return, and it demanded bakers accept wage cuts of up to 30%. The workers went on strike. After a long legal battle, the strike came to an end, but the owners responded by selling the business to a non-union plant in Ohio, and today the Bronx factory is closed. “No Contract, No Cookies” is directed by Jon Alpert and Matt O'Neill, and it premieres July 6 on HBO2.

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Movies and Mariachi in The Greene Space

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Listen to El Mariachi Infante perform!

Last night in the Greene Space, Leonard spoke with award-winning journalist Jon Alpert and four young filmmakers from Downtown Community Television Center, who also screened excerpts from documentaries they made in the DCTV's youth media training program. And El Mariachi Infante, a mariachi band featured in one of the films, performed.

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The Greene Space

Through Kids' Eyes

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

7:00 PM

Meet a new generation of filmmakers. Leonard Lopate welcomes four young filmmakers and Emmy-winning director Jon Alpert, co-founder of a program that teaches video production to disadvantaged youths. They'll screen excerpts from their films.

Backstory: The History of PTSD

Thursday, November 11, 2010

It’s Veteran’s Day, and on today’s first Backstory segment: Jon Alpert and Matt O’Neill, two of the producers of new documentary Wartorn: 1861-2010, discuss history of post traumatic stress disorder. Wartorn debuts on HBO tonight at 9:00 pm.

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Beyond Bullets

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Documentarian Jon Alpert, former drug dealer Ronald Merritt, and Phyllis Clayburne Watson , who lost her son in a shooting, talk about the Beyond Bullets campaign, which seeks to deter gun violence through moviemaking.

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China’s Unnatural Disaster

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Filmmaker Jon Alpert discuss his investigation into the 2008 Sichuan earthquake that destroyed many poorly constructed schools, killing an estimated 10,000 children. His documentary "China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province" follows parents who seek answers and are ignored and intimidated by the Chinese government, which attempted ...

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