Inside Lens - NYU Journalism Arthur L. Cater Journalism Institute

See Inside Lens Documentaries

Airing on NYC Life (Channel 25)

Fridays, March 12 – April 30 at 11:30p.m.

NYU Journalism brings you an eight NewsDoc film series. These emerging filmmakers fully immersed themselves with their subjects: producing, directing, shooting, and editing as solo crews. The stories they captured reveal fascinating characters, and profound insights from around the world.

NYC Life, the City of New York’s lifestyle channel, is available in the New York tri-state area over-the-air (Channel 25.1) and on Cablevision (Channel 22), Comcast (Channel 14), Direct TV (Channel 25), RCN (Channel 25), Time Warner (Channel 25), and Verizon FiOS (Channel 25). Visit for carrier information and schedules.

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Exercising Demons - Poster

March 12, 2021

Exercising Demons

Alexander Tabet

The story of an undocumented immigrant turned American war hero who uses cycling as a means of rehabilitation.


Cross Court Cultures - Poster

March 19, 2021

Cross Court Cultures

Emily Deluca

Former Cameroonian tennis star Joseph Oyebog is building bridges between West Africa and Fairfield County through the sport of tennis.


Some Way Out Of Here - Poster

March 26, 2021

Some Way Out Of Here

Boning Li

A young filmmaker joined a group of middle-aged protesters fighting to save Hong Kong, when protesting was still possible.


Fingertip Battle - Poster

April 2, 2021

Fingertip Battle

Hongzhao Liu

A team of teenage video gamers compete for fame and prize money in a government sponsored e-sports tournament in southwest China.


Not Like You And Me - Poster

April 9, 2021

Not Like You and Me

Roberto Herrara

A first-generation Mexican-American learns from his parents what it means to leave your home in order to achieve the American dream.


Tic-Talk Time To Heal

April 16, 2021

Tic-Talk Time to Heal

Maria Florenica Smith

A filmmaker’s personal search to understand the tics she developed as a child: why they started and why they stopped.


The Silent Ride - Poster

April 23, 2021

The Silent Ride

Yue Yuan

The story of a deaf delivery rider and a deaf school director in the city of Weifang, a small town in East China.


Use Your Words - Poster

April 30, 2021

Use Your Words

Lauren Layton

Haley Moss is the first openly autistic attorney in the U.S. She’s an advocate who speaks to thousands but struggles to clean her apartment.


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