Seth Fein

Seth Fein is an audiovisual historian and artist who lives in Jackson Heights, Queens, where he founded Seven Local Film.  He teaches Screen Studies in Brooklyn College's Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema, in the borough in which he was born, raised, and publically educated. Fein's artdoc Between Neighborhoods, discussed in this issue, won the Founders Choice Award at the Queens World Film Festival.  His current documentary in production, Our Neighborhood, examines Washington's TV Cold War against the Cuban Revolution across Latin America in the Sixties.  He spent a year as a Fellow in Multimedia History in Harvard's Charles Warren Center developing Our Neighborhood's research, which grants from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities had initiated.  Fein did his doctorate in history at the University of Texas at Austin where his dissertation about the transnationality of Golden Age Mexican Cinema won the Barnes Lathrop Prize.  He has published widely on the transamerican past of small as well as big screen culture, especially within and between Mexico and the United States.  He has taught at Barnard, Columbia, and Yale, where—while a professor of History, Film, American and Latin American Studies —his work turned from writing about audiovisual culture to producing it.