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is an independent film director, producer and educator. He is currently in production with Michele Hoffman Trotter on Microcosm, a documentary that showcases the ocean in a way it has never been seen: from the previously unexplored perspective of the Microuniverse. In 2014, he released Algren, a documentary that explores the life and legacy of Nelson Algren, the National Book Award-winning author of Man With the Golden Arm and Walk on the Wild Side. The film premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival. Caplan also directed and wrote A Magical Vision, a film that has screened in 2008 in India, Italy and Chicago, and spotlights internationally acclaimed magician, philosopher, and guru of the magical arts, Eugene Burger. Prior to that, Caplan directed and wrote Stones from the Soil, a film about his father’s escape from the Nazis, which showed on national PBS in 2004. Caplan is an Associate Professor in the Cinema Art + Science Department at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches documentary and narrative film production as well as creative producing classes.
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