faculty

Iris Cahn, M.A.

Professor of Film
School of Film and Media Studies

Office: Music Bldg., Rm. 0063
Tel.: (914) 251-6861
Fax: (914) 251-6839
Email: iris.cahn@purchase.edu

Iris Cahn is an editor of feature films and documentaries and director of short films. She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Videotape Editing, and her work has appeared at the Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, New York Lincoln Center, and Robert Flaherty Film Festivals, theatrically, and on network television. Among the many projects she has edited are Godfrey Reggio’s Powaqqatsi (music by Philip Glass); the Emmy Award–winning You Can't Grow Home Again, a feature-length special about the rain forest that aired on PBS; and the Emmy Award–winning What Could You Do With a Nickel?, a documentary about the first domestic worker’s union in New York City.

Education
B.F.A., Purchase College
M.A., New York University