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Pulitzer Center Update July 26, 2021

‘Victoria’s Foil’: Awards, Film Festivals, and Online Screenings

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Behind the scenes while filming "Victoria's Foil." Image courtesy of Brett Forrest and Brian Ryu. United States, 2020.
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Victoria Isaacson, a 22-year-old wheelchair fencer, is trying to qualify for the Paralympics while...

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Poster for Victoria's Foil with portrait of Victoria in fencing attire.
Image courtesy of Brian Ryu.

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism 2020 Reporting Fellows Brett Forrest and Brian Ryu produced Victoria’s Foil, a short documentary following 22-year-old fencer Victoria Isaacson. Upon discovering she has a degenerative disease, Victoria turns her love of fencing to an all out effort to become a Paralympic fencer. When the COVID-19 pandemic threatens her opportunity to compete, Victoria comes up with a new plan to shape a future much different from the one she planned.

Forrest and Ryu’s award-winning film has been screened on PBS stations across the country.

Awards and screenings for Victoria’s Foil are listed below:

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Congratulations to Brett Forrest and Brian Ryu!

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