Roy Germano is a social scientist and nonfiction filmmaker. His first film, THE OTHER SIDE OF IMMIGRATION, won the 2011 American Library Association Notable Video Award and has screened at 100+ film festivals, universities, and institutions. It is available on Netflix, iTunes, Vimeo, and DVD. Roy currently holds the Woodward Chair in Public Policy at Sarah Lawrence College and produces and hosts a new documentary series for VICE News called IMMIGRANT AMERICA.
Roy holds an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Government at the University of Texas at Austin. At UT-Austin, he interviewed 700+ households in rural Mexico to understand why people migrate and how emigration impacts those left behind. In a forthcoming publication, Germano advances a new approach to research and publication in the social sciences called “analytic filmmaking.” His 2013 short film A MEXICAN SOUND is touring film festivals.
Roy’s work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the University of Texas at Austin, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and hundreds of generous individuals. Notable media appearances include WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Univision’s Al Punto Con Jorge Ramos, NPR, Fox News, Telemundo, and The Economist.