NYU-SCPS Student's Film to be Screened at DOC NYU

Larissa Santana's documentary film, "Face Blind," will be shown at "Shorts: DOC NYU & DOC NYC," part of DOC NYC, New York's documentary festival, on Thursday, November 3 at 4 p.m.

Santana made the documentary last year as a student in the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) 12-Week, Filmmaking Intensive program (scps.nyu.edu/film). The program, which is offered by the NYU-SCPS Department of Film, Video, and Broadcasting, provides students with the knowledge base and skills needed to create a film from initial story to final cut. During the course of her study, she received rigorous hands-on training in 16mm film production, including cinematography, nonlinear editing, and audio recording.

”Face Blind” profiles 25-year-old Rebecca and 65-year-old James, two sufferers of prosopagnosia (also known as “face blindness”), a rare disorder that prohibits the brain from recognizing faces. Santana interviewed members of James' family, as well as medical experts, as she explored this little-understood affliction and its effects on everyday life.

A television news editor in her native Sao Paulo, Santana became interested in the subject while an editor for a respected Brazilian science magazine. She will be available to the media for interviews about her film and its subjects.

Larissa Santana, documentary filmmaker

“Face Blind,” a featured selection of “Shorts: DOC NYU & DOC NYC,” part of DOC NYC

Thursday, November 3 at 4 p.m.

IFC Film Center
323 Avenue of the Americas
New York

To learn more about “Shorts,” and to purchase tickets, visit
To learn more about filmmaking courses at NYU-SCPS, visit

Reporters are invited to cover this event; RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Syd Steinhardt at 212-998-7262 or Steinhardt@nyu.edu.