2018 Fellow

Joel Gershon

Joel.jpgJoel Gershon got his start in journalism, working as a producer for the groundbreaking Air America Radio network. He recently returned to the U.S. after 12 years in Thailand, where he worked as a TV reporter and producer, magazine and newspaper writer, communications consultant for NGOs and private companies, and was a lecturer at three of Thailand’s leading universities. His work has aired on CNN and Current TV, and been screened at various film festivals. Joel is committed to making films and telling stories with a social justice angle using his vast experience as a foreign correspondent.

Fellowship Project: Cirque du Cambodia follows two teenage boys over six years from the rice fields of rural Cambodia to the big city of Montreal as they both pursue the dream of becoming the first Cambodian performers with Cirque du Soleil.