Professional Directions: Writer, Producer, Director Charles Stuart and Nyamon Nguany Machar (aka “Moon”), Oct. 23

October 7, 2019

When: Wednesday, October 23, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Where: Eissner Pavilion, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Join us for a Q&A discussion with Writer/Producer/Director Charles Stuart and Nyamon Nguany Machar (aka “Moon”).

This talk is part of Cornell Performing & Media Arts' Professional Directions Series and is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Poems and previews from From Away: Immigrants in Maine, a documentary-in-the-making about diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Charles Stuart is an eight-time Emmy award–winning filmmaker and investigative reporter, and president of Stuart Productions, which specializes in documentaries.

Stuart’s work includes eight FRONTLINES; stories for 60 MINUTES; and documentaries for HBO, The Discovery Channel, A&E, TLC, Lifetime, CNN, MSNBC, National Geographic, and ESPN.

Moon’s story is one of resilience, having emigrated to the US from Ethiopia at age 5. Moon served in the US National Guard, following high school. She now works with at-risk youth in Portland, Maine.

In sharing her story, Moon shows that trauma does not have to be forever.

Presented by the Department of Performing and Media Arts.

Cosponsored by Alice Cook House, Hans Bethe House, Society for the Humanities, and the Government Department.

The Professional Directions series brings industry experts to campus to speak about their career journeys as screenwriters, playwrights, editors, producers, directors, theatre critics, dramaturgs, and more.

From Away: Immigrants in Maine preview

Writer/Producer/Director Charles Stuart and Nyamon Nguany Machar