Among the ruins of the Rust Belt, in the iconic American city of Youngstown, Ohio,
a new generation is determined to rebuild their town and their lives.
“Youngstown” is a feature-length documentary film that intimately weaves
together stories of people trying to make something of themselves and their city,
a dying Rust Belt town plagued by blight, poverty and crime.
“Youngstown” creates a portrait of a community
working to wrest itself from the past and begin anew.
Director and Producer
Karla Murthy began working over 15 years ago for Bill Moyers’ production company on long-form documentaries. She became a staff producer and shooter for the PBS news magazines “NOW” and “Need to Know.” She’s currently a special correspondent and producer for the "Newshour" Weekend on PBS. She was nominated for an Emmy for the “Battle Fields” about tomato pickers in Florida. Her award-winning segment “The Long View” on “Need to Know” was cited by the “Columbia Journalism Review” as “one of the most compelling and informative long term care pieces…a compassionate portrayal.”
Producer and Director of Photography
Alexandra Nikolchev grew up in California’s Bay Area, and now works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her documentary credits include PBS, NBC, and HBO. Documentary. Alexandra won a Peabody Award as producer on "Don't Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie)," a feature-length documentary film that aired on P.O.V. in Fall 2015. In 2014 she received an Emmy Award as field producer for "Crossing the Line at the Border," a three-part PBS investigation into the U.S. Border Patrol. Alexandra studied journalism at New York University and received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Berkeley.
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Greene Fort Productions
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Brooklyn, NY 11217
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