The Beekeeper's Keeper from Megan Rossman on Vimeo.

Born and raised in Manhattan, Liane Newton dreamed of owning a farm. After the death of her father, she set out to make her fantasy a reality.
Newton now runs, a non-profit working to ensure that all beekeepers in NYC have access to training and mentoring.

Megan Rossman is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and professor. Previously, she was the director of video for Teach For America and a multimedia journalist at The Washington Post.

In 2011, she won an Emmy for her video “Unfinished Business: Earth Day, 40 Years Later.” In 2009, the White House News Photographers Association awarded her first place in the feature audio slideshow category for her work on “A Mother’s Risk.” That project was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting.

Samantha Farinella is the founder of One Angry Woman Productions. Her first feature documentary, Left Lane, screened in over forty festivals and won eight awards including honors in New Zealand, Paris and New York.

Farinella’s latest project, Hunting in Wartime, has screened in thirteen venues. It won the Big Sky Award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and the the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in Documentary.


2016 NBR Student Grant


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Hunter College

Producers, Writers, Editors, Cinematographers

Megan Rossman
Samantha Farinella