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Alan Toth

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Alan Toth is a video journalist based in San Francisco. His short film Mining Phosphorus was a finalist for the 2018 Student Academy awards. It screened at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.


His short film on human-lion conflict appeared in The Atlantic Selects, a series of short films curated by The Atlantic Magazine.

His feature documentary Posh Corps chronicled the experiences of Peace Corps Volunteers in South Africa as they struggled to be helpful in a rapidly changing country. The film screened at universities around the country and at USAID headquarters in Washington D.C. It has become an unofficial guide and for Peace Corps Volunteers around the world.

Alan has produced non-fiction videos in Africa, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. He has a Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has a Bachelor of Science in Multimedia from the Art Institute of Portland. He also studied media and communications at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.