Joseph Dorman is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has appeared on PBS, CBS, Discovery Channel and CNN. He has recently completed Laughing in the Darkness, a film biography of the great Jewish author Sholom Aleichem. His Peabody award-winning theatrical feature Arguing the World (1998) was short-listed for the Academy Awards. Dorman also wrote the feature documentaries Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry (2004) and The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Journey (2001). He is also the author of Arguing the World: The New York Intellectuals in Their Own Words, a book based on his film. Previously he has taught the history of documentary at Columbia University’s School of Journalism and was filmmaker-in-residence at Columbia’s Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies in 2009-2010.