PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN 2013 - Film & Media Studies
Prof. Kelly Anderson of Film & Media Studies has won a 2013 Presidential Award for Excellence for Scholarship or Creative Activity.
Kelly Anderson is an award-winning independent producer and director of documentary and narrative films/videos. Her most recent production is MY BROOKLYN, a documentary that focuses on the policies and politics reshaping the Fulton Mall, one of the most successful and most maligned shopping destinations in New York City. The film chronicles how city government and corporate interests joined forces to remake Downtown Brooklyn, displacing small businesses and long-time residents, and investigates the historical roots of this contemporary urban makeover. MY BROOKLYN has been screened at several festivals, was awarded the Audience Award at the 2012 Brooklyn Film Festival, and received very positive reviews in the New York Times and Variety. She has also won prestigious awards for directing and producing many other documentaries, including Someplace Like Home, Never Enough, Making a Killing: Philip Morris, Kraft, and Global Tobacco Addiction, and, with Hunter colleague Tami Gold, Every Mother's Son.