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International Insight - Creating Documentaries With Social Impact

May 02, 2020

After switching majors, Eli saw studying abroad as a way to get a foot in the door of a career 

Temple University 30 Under 30 - Eli LaBan: Raising the Volume

October 08, 2019

Whether in Nicaragua, Philadelphia or South Africa, award-winning videographer Eli LaBan thrives on finding the commonalities between people. 

Temple grad takes home national College Emmy for Nicaragua video project-

May 26, 2017

One recent Temple University graduate is riding high thanks to an award from the Television Academy Foundation for a video project he filmed while studying  in Nicaragua.

Eli LaBan Becomes Princeton in Africa Fellow- Klein College of Media and Communication-

August 16, 2018

Eli LaBan, KLN '17, has been named a Princeton in Africa Fellow for 2018. LaBan will be in Rwanda for a 12-month fellowship where he will work with the grassroots NGO Gardens For Health.

Philadelphia Film Society - Filmmaker Spotlight: Eli LaBan

May 14, 2018

Filmmaker Eli LaBan has worked primarily in documentaries, but ventured into the world of narrative film as Director of Photography and co-editor of The Art of Being Izzy. Made as a capstone project for the Media Studies and Production Major at Temple University, the film follows a Chinese-American college student as she struggles to come to terms with her cultural identity.

38th CTA Winner's Circle Interview: Unscripted Series

May 26, 2017

Tichina Arnold interviews Eli LaBan, winner of the College Emmy - Unscripted Series for "Learn to Count in an Endangered Language" at the College Television Awards Gala in North Hollywood, California.

International Insight Feature: Eli LaBan - Temple University Education Abroad

April 10, 2018

Eli LaBan (KLN '17) is collaborating with the Rama community.

El Nuevo Diario (Nicaragua) - Music video promotes taking care of environment

January 01, 2020

Spanish language article in the national Nicaraguan newspaper about an environmental music video produced with local NGO blueEnergy to promote sustainability on the Corn Islands.

Eli LaBan: Recording Nicaragua's Roots - Klein College of Media and Communication

February 20, 2018

Since August 2017, Eli LaBan, KLN '17, has been in Nicaragua exploring and capturing the nation's rich culture on video.

Counting to 10 Leads to Emmy Win for Temple Graduate - Jewish Exponent

June 24, 2017

Eli LaBan will probably start checking his spam folder more often.

The recent Temple University grad — he studied media studies and production — received an email, congratulating him on his nomination for a College Television Award, run by the Television Academy Foundation (aka the Emmy Awards).

Temple University Grad Profile

May 06, 2017

In 2013, Eli LaBan stepped onto Temple’s campus as a freshman psychology major unsure of the direction he wanted to go. In May, he’ll leave as an Emmy Award-winning videographer who has traveled the world, telling people’s stories through his lens...

“Learn to Count in an Endangered Language:” Eli Laban’s Emmy-Winning Project - Klein College of Media and Communication

September 05, 2017

At Klein College, more and more students are creating professional-level work. Media Studies and Production alumnus Eli Laban won a National College Emmy for his video series "Learn to Count in an Endangered Language."

Temple Graduate Wins College Emmy Award - Spirit News

August 01, 2017

Recent Temple University graduate Eli LaBan has a lot to be proud of.

Senior’s film up for student Emmy - The Temple News

May 06, 2017

One day last semester, Eli LaBan set up his camera in a village on the Southern Caribbean coast of Nicaragua. Soon, dozens of Garifuna-speaking people lined up behind it to be featured in LaBan’s video series — “Learn to Count in an Endangered Language.”

Television Academy Nominates Temple University Student's Project for College Emmy - NBC Philadelphia

May 01, 2017

A Temple University student's latest project has landed a major national nomination from the Television Academy Foundation...

Eli LaBan is named 2017 Alice Rowan Swanson Fellow-SIT Study Abroad

May 01, 2017

The School for International Training has named SIT Study Abroad alumnus Eli LaBan as the next Alice Rowan Swanson fellow. LaBan will return to Nicaragua to digitize a disappearing language, develop teaching tools, and draw more attention to indigenous culture...

This Is Cheltenham: Eli LaBan - Cheltenham School District Alumni

January 01, 2020

Over the past few years Eli has worked on several award-winning projects including documentaries about local artists and musicians and the emerging music scene in post-apartheid South Africa. Most recently, he won an Emmy for his work on NBC10’s Generation Addicted web series that investigated the local heroin epidemic...

Temple senior nominated for a College Emmy - The Tab Temple

January 01, 2020

This past fall, LaBan spent his semester on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. During his time there, he created a series of short social media videos to raise awareness of the endangered languages, Garifuna, Rama, and Miskito...

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