Niva Dorell

Niva Dorell is an independent filmmaker and freelance writer based in New York. She won a Showtime Black Filmmaker’s Grant shortly after graduate school and has since had films screen on Showtime, UPN, BET-J, and PBS, as well as at Slamdance, the Jerusalem International Film Festival, the Hollywood Black Film Festival and many others. As a freelance writer, Niva has written articles and profiles for magazines, newspapers, blogs, websites, and other authors, as well as created print and digital branded content for organizations. She has a Masters in Cinema Production from University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia. She has also been a member of Women in Film-Los Angeles, Upstate Independent Filmmakers Network, The Director’s List, Film Fatales, the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and Gotham Ghostwriters .

Stories By Niva Dorell

Singing Away the Wounds of War

Chuck saw atrocities in the jungles of ‘Nam. Chris was attacked by America’s allies in Afghanistan. Anni was assaulted back at home. How a legion of traumatized vets are...

Saying I Do, And Saying Farewell

Eleven days after marrying the love of my life, I stared at his lifeless body and said goodbye.