CTFF Filmmaker Highlight: Joel Gershon

CTFF Filmmaker Highlight: Joel Gershon

After graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Joel worked as a producer for the groundbreaking Air America Radio network, working directly for Rachel Maddow and with such talents as Mark Maron and Al Franken.

In 2005, Joel became a reporter for the International Herald Tribune in Bangkok, fulfilling his lifelong dream of living and working abroad as a journalist. He then worked as the regional correspondent for The Hollywood Reporter before moving on to producing broadcast news pieces and short documentaries, which have aired internationally on CNN and Current TV and have been screened at various film festivals. Throughout his career, Joel has had the privilege of interviewing a variety of notable people including Maxine Waters, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Jeff Bridges, Amitabh Bachchan and Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai.

Joel later worked as a national television reporter and producer and as a university professor in Thailand, teaching media studies at one of the nation’s top schools.

After 12 years of living abroad, Joel moved back to the U.S. in 2017 after accepting a teaching job at American University in Washington D.C., and currently Joel is working as a content producer at the local cable channel, DCTV.

Joel will be attending the screening of his documentary film “Cirque Du Cambodia”

Opening Ceremony & Film Screening: Cirque Du Cambodia
Saturday, September 25th, 2021 @ 1:00 PM
Location: Art Theatre Long Beach. 2025 E 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
(Art Theatre mandate: Guests must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative test result within 72 hours. Masks are required inside the theatre. Kids under 12 can enter with masks)