• Journey

    Deanna led a life of continued discovery, and she was hardly stagnant. A Canadian born citizen, midwestern journalist, inevitably evolved into a true New Yorker. Her life is best viewed as a journey that highlights the many personal and professional accomplishments and accolades, and the treasured connections she made along the way. “Her legacy deserves to be honored and her life celebrated.” – Amir Husak 1946 Deanna Kamiel was born July 6, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Deanna has two brothers, Mitch and Jeffery; a sister-in-law, Caroline; a niece Shelly (also a former Purchase student); cousin Mira (from Philadelphia), Harriet and Marvin Kamiel and their son Andrew (from the Bronx),…

  • A Timeline

    Deanna led a life of continued discovery, and she was hardly stagnant. A Canadian born citizen, midwestern journalist, inevitably evolved into a true New Yorker. Her life is best viewed as a journey that highlights the many personal and professional accomplishments and accolades, and the treasured connections she made along the way. 1946 Deanna Kamiel was born July 6, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Deanna has two brothers, Mitch and Jeffery; a sister-in-law, Caroline; a niece Shelly (also a former Purchase student); cousin Mira (from Philadelphia), Harriet and Marvin Kamiel and their son Andrew (from the Bronx), and her Aunt Shirley (from California.) 1960 In the 1960’s, Deanna was a…

  • Filmography

    “Gruchow’s Prairie” In 1982, Deanna produced Gruchow’s Prarie, a profile of writer Paul Gruchow,  shot in Western Minnesota. “Nuclear Outpost” In the early 80s, Deanna walked into the New York City office of Barbara London, Founder of the Video Collection & MoMA curator. “She was very excited, she was working with Minneapolis TV then, she was very excited to tell me about her new work, Nuclear Outpost, so I immediately responded to this doer, an artist who looked at the big picture, but even more importantly operated on a very human level.” -Barbara London In 1984, Deanna’s Nuclear Outpost was featured in an exhibition entitled Video Recent NonFiction. It presented…

  • Other Works

    Publications                                                                                                             “Interview with Hanif Kureishi”, for re-issue of The Black Album with My Son the Fanatic by Hanif Kureishi, Scribner, 2009 “Interrogation or Reporting”, Village Voice, 1990, interview styles, tv journalism “Television Production in the North: Recommendations”, report for CBC North on Inuit and Dene production in the Canadian Arctic, 1979. The Lace Ghetto: Women in Society, Deanna Kamiel White and Maxine Nunes, New Press, General Publishing, Toronto, Canada, 1974, 1979 “Richard Dreyfuss”, profile, Chatelaine Magazine, 1978, Toronto “Karen Kain”, profile, prima ballerina, Chatelaine Magazine (later Flare) 1977, Toronto “Stompin’ Tom Connors”, profile, country singer, Chatelaine Magazine, 1977, Toronto “Politics”, column, Ms Chatelaine, 1977-79, Toronto Conference Presentations,…

  • Pedagogy

    Deanna deeply impacted her students in courses throughout her time in the department. Here are a few of the courses she taught in the Doc Studies Certificate program: Documentary Project, Deanna Kamiel “The dominant, all-powerful factor of the film image is rhythm, expressing the course of time within the frame.” ~ Andrey Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time “Pudovkin held that if a film narrative was to be kept continually effective, each shot must make a new and effective point.” ~ Karel Reisz, The Technique of Film Editing COURSE DESCRIPTIONFinding the heart of the film is the work of this semester-long course in documentary post-production. It takes the form of a studio…

  • To Be Continued

    Word on the Street, a film about newsstands and the information future. Refugee Stories, a faculty grant-funded project which was designed to be a collaborative work with students. Note: Although Deanna herself was unable to complete this project, her students did so, and have dedicated the films to her. The “Refugee Stories” project was created to bring a lens to the humanity of the refugee crisis. Each refugee story and experience is different; collectively, they show the resiliency and strength of the human spirit. With these interviews we are celebrating and memorializing these individual stories. This project was made possible through a grant with The New School, whose history is…