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Documentary Being Made About Seward - Your Help Needed
By Murphy Cox-Nicol
Published: January 17, 2006

I wanted to introduce myself and the Seward Park retrospective documentary so that we may make best use of the limited time available to us.

My name is Murphy Cox-Nicol, I am a film maker and I believe you met my wife, Yetta Garfield, a teacher and the COSA (Co-ordinator of Student Affairs) at Seward Park.

I taught a film class here last year and I currently work at Seward Park as NYU's Director of the Youth Violence Prevention Program. Since my time here, I now understand why my wife fell in love with the school and appreciate what a fantastic and amazing institution that it is.

To my mind, it is a microcosm of New York City and represents what is great about America. Even at its least successful (in the eyes of some) it is a remarkable success story, triumphing against all odds.

The objective of the documentary is to celebrate this school and to put it into perspective alongside the growth of New York (and America) in the last 100 years.

Needless to say, this a large project and it is therefore important that we align our resources as efficiently as possible in order to make a film that gives justice to Seward Park, and all those involved with it, past and present.

As a first step, I have drawn up a questionnaire for alumni and staff which could be placed on the Seward Park web site to attract attention for the project. (see attachment) This can be revised and/or amended at your discretion.



Murphy Cox-Nicol

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