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2015 Human Rights Film Series

Human Rights Film Series

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:30pm - Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

Location: Room 602, American University Washington School of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

American University's Center for Media & Social Impact and the Washington College of Law's Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law are excited to announce the 16th Annual Human Rights Film Series, showcasing the power of film to educate and advocate about human rights.

2015's Series includes Daisy & Max, 120 Days3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets and Out in the Night


THE SPIRIT OF '45: The International Cinema Series

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Partner Event

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: American University Campus in the McKinley Building Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater.

Join American University for opening night and screening of Ken Loach's documentary film The Spirit of '45. The Opening Night Pre-Screening Reception will include guest speaker Paul Smith, Director of the British Council and Cultural Counselor, British Embassy.


INSIDE OUT: Discussion and Q&A

Movies that Matter

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: American University, McKinley Building, Malsi Doyle & Forman Theater

Pixar Filmmakers will discuss and show clips from their latest film: Inside Out at American University.


Brigid Maher: Faculty Forum

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Partner Events

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: American University, McKinley Building, Media Innovation Lab.

American University, SOC Faculty Forum will feature professor Brigid Maher discussing The Mama Sherpas: Challenging Stereotypes and Representations through Cinema. Professor Maher will discuss her film work and screen a sneak preview of her latest documentary, The Mama Sherpas, which reveals the role of nurse-midwives in hospitals across the United States. Professor Maher will also discuss her use of the medium to engage in larger issues of feminism and representation.


War on Whistleblowers

War on Whistleblowers

Screening + Q&A

Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: American University, School of International Service, Abramson Family Founders Room, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

On Tuesday, February 17th, Brave New Films along with Government Accountability Project will premiere War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State, directed by Robert Greenwald, at American University in partnership with the School of International Service and the Center for Media & Social Impact. The film has been updated from its original version and includes never before seen footage from an interview Robert Greenwald had with whistleblower Edward Snowden.


Art, Community Radio, and Social Change with Issa Nyaphaga

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Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:00pm

Location: Mary Graydon Center, Room 330N (SETH Conference Room), American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

Issa Nyaphaga is an exiled Cmaeroonian activist and artist living in France, where he engages in innovative social work projects with a wide variety of at-risk groups, including child soldiers from Africa. 


Mesoamerica Resists

Presentation by the Beehive Collective

Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: The Abrahmson Family Founder's Room, SIS Building, American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

The Beehive Collective is coming to DC! After almost a decade of careful research, narrative crafting, and design, the Beehive Design Collective has released their "Mesoamerica Resists" graphic and will be on campus at American University to present their incredible work.


Faculty Forum: Games to Empower Neighborhoods

Faculty Forum

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Location: The Media Innovation Lab, Mckinley Building, American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

Professor Benjamin Stokes will explain how a new kind of of game is fighting segregation and promoting sustainable business.


Documentary Roundtable


Making a living in a fair-use-friendly world

Date: Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Studio A at Interface Media Group, 1233 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Join WIFV, The Documentary Center, CMSI and Partners for a Documentary Roundtable on the latest news in fair use.


ASMPDC & FotoWeek DC

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Date: Monday, November 10, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Corner of 8th and G streets N.W., Washington D.C. (Entrance from G Street)

Join The American Society of Media Photographers and the Center for Media Impact in celebrating FotoWeekDC with renowned portrait photographer Mark Seliger as he discusses his development as a portrait photographer and the evolution of portrait photography in general.