«Class of 2011

Hugo Soskin

Documentary producer, New York, New York

Project: Exploring the fledgling genre of interactive documentaries — those featuring some level of participation by the viewer—and working on concepts that feature such collaboration.

Soskin was born in Bedfordshire, U.K. His family moved to Illinois in the 1980s. He has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Chicago, where he worked part time for the William Benton Fellowships in Broadcast Journalism. He later interned with Mail & Guardian TV in South Africa, working on shows about everyday life and township businesses. He helped coordinate the series “Africa Express” for the South African Broadcasting Company. He researched for the BBC before returning to Chicago and a job as a producer for Tower Productions. Since 2003, he has been a freelance producer, writer and director. He has worked on many projects for the History Channel, including the 2009 award-winning documentary “JFK: Three Shots that Changed America.” His other work — for PBS, A&E, and museum exhibits — includes “History Detectives”, as well as pieces on forensic anthropologists at the Smithsonian, and the history of Wall Street.

Knight Talk: Hugo Soskin

Soskin discusses interactive documentaries — those featuring some level of participation by the viewer

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