“Generational issues are often exacerbated by cultural differences. New York City’s unparalleled diversity is its primary source of both cultural richness and discord. But contention receives the greater bandwidth of attention. The absence of community means an absence of opportunities for chosen interactions, further creating a sense of alienation and separateness.”
CEO & Executive Producer, [Re]-Frame Media
Gordon T. Skinner is the CEO & Executive Producer of [Re]-Frame Media. His films include Save Our Seaport; Cornelia Street Café; The Kunas of San Blas, Sitting in the Fire, Strategic Omissions, Lost Innocents, and Blood Money: Patients for $ale.
Skinner was a 2017-18 associate at the UC Berkeley Investigative Reporting Program and has held many fellowships, at institutions including the Tribeca Film Institute, Independent Film Project and Lincoln Center Institute. Skinner was filmmaker-in-residence with the South Street Seaport Museum and New York Harbor School where he taught media literacy and factual filmmaking. For Urban Explorers/City Lore, Skinner trained high school students in documentary filmmaking; their film addressed gentrification in the Lower East Side of New York City.
Commissioned works include: His Holiness The Dali Lama; Echoing Green’s Purpose 360º conference; Border Crossers; Dances for poles in 3D at MoMA/PS1; Occupy Wall Street: Evolution of a Revolution.
Commercial credits include: Westin Hotel/Jersey City; Latin-American Culture Week/teleSUR; Text4Baby; Olatunji: Drums of Passion/ at Symphony Space.
Skinner has produced for MTV, NHK, ESPN and Sony Music’s Automatic Films. Skinner has worked with several United Nations non-governmental organizations to produce A Workplace/A World of Difference programs for the Anti-Defamation League; Seeds of Peace (Israel/Palestine); the Andreas Papandreou Foundation & the Youth Peace Initiative (Greece).
He was the Director of Educational Outreach for Columbia University’s Middle East Institute. He’s designed diversity sensitivity curricula and alternative dispute resolution systems. Skinner was featured in NHK’s award-winning documentary on John Lennon’s music, Imagine: Song Of The Millennium.
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