• A Constellation of Protagonists

    By Toma Peiu I first encountered Deanna when she visited our introductory Media Studies class, one freezing evening in February 2014, in Kellen Auditorium. She showed us an image of her and a boy – Hanif Kureishi’s son – in front of a newsstand, on a street corner in London. She spoke to us about the importance of editing – words, images, oneself – for a representative civil society and the dangers that came to the public sphere in the age of the breaking news alert. Later when I took her Directing Documentary class, I was struck by her capacity to find something worthwhile in every incipient idea that I…