Born and raised in Queens, New York, Jacob Fertig is a recent graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film & Television and a minor in Hebrew & Judaic Studies. He studied away in Havana, Cuba for a semester, collaborating with Cuban filmmakers on short documentary productions. Jacob has traveled all over the US and abroad directing documentaries on human rights, migration stories, religion and faith, and environmental justice. He plans to start his own production company that seeks to bring underrepresented narratives to light. Jacob loves playing guitar, running, and traveling off the beaten path with his camera.
Updated May 2019
More from Jacob Fertig
Launching Web Conversations Series with Reflections on Antisemitism
Launching our Web Conversations series: The idea is to take a topic critical to our work and ask Fellows, Senior Fellows, board members, staff members and friends of the organization to present talks, essays, images and suggested readings that deal with the subject.
Home is a Nation of Ghosts
For one thousand years, Jews called Poland home. And for one month last summer I ventured back to the country my great-grandparents fled, following the lines of the Warsaw ghetto wall, hoping to rediscover some remnants of home.
What Solidarity Sounds Like
What does the word 'solidarity' truly mean? 2019 Warsaw Fellow Jacob Fertig ponders.
Humanity in Action Announces the 2019 US Fellows Cohort