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Getting Real: Documentary Film Conference 2014

#DOCSGETREAL

Partner Event

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, October 2, 2014 (All day)

Location: Pickford Center, 1313 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

A filmmaker-to-filmmaker event

GETTING REAL is a unique gathering of filmmakers and industry professionals that will ignite what is desperately needed in the documentary community: a frank public conversation about the state of our industry that will lead to action and change.

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Doing the Right Thing

CMSI @ Getting Real

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Location: Pickford Center, 1313 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Are you an ethical filmmaker? This session confronts the issue of ethics and documentary filmmaking by grappling with several challenging ethical scenarios and then asking whether it’s possible — or even desirable — for the documentary community to agree upon a set of common ethical standards. Moderated by Center Director Patricia Aufderheide.

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"E-Team" Screening and Q&A

HRFS

Human Rights Film Series

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Anna, Ole, Fred and Peter are four members of the Emergencies Team — or E-Team — the boots on the ground division of a respected, international human rights group. 

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How Fair Use Changed the Documentary Form

CMSI @ Getting Real

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:45am - 12:00pm

Location: Pickford Center, 1313 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

10 years after the Fair Use door was kicked wide open, filmmakers continue to celebrate their creative freedom. But what affect has this had on the art form itself? In this eye-opening presentation, Fair Use pioneers Michael Donaldson and Pat Aufderheide will be joined by filmmaker Gordon Quinn for a fascinating exploration into the ways that Fair Use has transformed the documentary as we know it.

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The Case for Public Media

CMSI @ Getting Real

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Location: Pickford Center, 1313 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Public media has long been the showcase for underrepresented viewpoints and a home for independent documentary, and in the U.S. PBS, CPB, ITVS and POV are all critical components of a large and complex public media system reaching over 98% of American homes. How is public media different from private commercial broadcast? What do filmmakers expect from public media, and what does public media expect from filmmakers as both creators and citizens?

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A Conversation with Rebecca MacKinnon

Partner Event

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014 - 2:30pm

Location: Room T01 (room subject to change), McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

The Center is pleased to announce that Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices Online and expert on journalism in the digital age, is coming to American University. She will be speaking about government and corporate control over Internet communication, the issues she explores in her book Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom.

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"15 to Life: Kenneth's Story" Screening and Q&A

HRFS

Human Rights Film Series

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

"15 to Life" is a story of redemption that goes to the heart of why children cannot be treated as adults before the law.

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"Makers: Women in Space" Screening

Community Cinema

Partner Event

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. A landmark television and digital-video initiative in collaboration with AOL, MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

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"The Supreme Price" Screening and Q&A

HRFS

Human Rights Film Series

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

The Supreme Price traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles.

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StoriesLab: An Exploration of Immersive Storytelling

storiesLEAD

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:00am - 4:30pm

Location: Edgewood Arts Center, 3415 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017

A day-long interactive exploration into the possibilities of story to entertain, inform connect, and engage. This year's event will focus on immersive storytelling and is intended to be hands-on; space is limited.

StoriesLab is a project of StoriesLead and is co-presented by the Center for Media & Social Impact.

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