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LAST CALL AT THE OASIS Screening

Last Call at the Oasis

Visiting Filmmaker Jessica Yu

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: American University, School of Communication, McKinley Building, Forman Theater, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Join CMSI on Thursday, April 3 for a FREE screening of “Last Call at the Oasis” followed by a Q&A and reception with Academy Award-winning director, Jessica Yu. Co-sponsored by the Center for Environmental Filmmaking, with support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and in association with the SOC Water Project.

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DC Global Game Jam

GGJ AU

Partner Event

Date: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 4:00pm

Location: McKinley Building, School of Communication, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

American University's School of Communication and the Center for Media & Social Impact invite you to join the first Washington, D.C. Global Game Jam!

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Where's the Distribution?

Partner Event

Date: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Location: Busboys and Poets, (14th and V) 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Join The Video Effect for the 2013 Panel Series--Structuring a Strategy: Video for Change. Friday's panel is one of a five part series about how to create better videos within your organization and leverage them for greater impact. Come, learn, listen, ask questions, bring up obstacles, and add your experience.

this five part panel series about how to create better videos within your organization and leverage them for greater impact. Come, learn, listen, ask questions, bring up obstacles, and add your experience. - See more at: http://thevideoeffect.net/panel-series-2013/#sthash.GLoRZMV0.dpufthis five part panel series about how to create better videos within your organization and leverage them for greater impact. Come, learn, listen, ask questions, bring up obstacles, and add your experience.
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Media That Matters 2014: Conference

MTM 2014

#MTMDC

Date: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 8:15am - 5:00pm

Location: Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Media That Matters 2014: 
Building the Story Experience

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Media That Matters is an annual conference designed for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communication leaders, funders, and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter.

As the center’s flagship program, conference brings together top players in the field to talk about media and social change.

This year’s 10th anniversary highlights the Center’s important role serving as a resource for social impact media makers while celebrating the community’s ongoing success and innovation.

Sponsorship opportunities available!

 

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REACT to Film: BLOOD BROTHER

Partner Screening

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: American University, Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

Blood Brother is an intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, a young man who longed to find a family. He didn’t know it, but this desire would lead him to an AIDS hostel in India, a place of unspeakable hardship, where he would find almost more love and need than he could bear.

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BAHRAIN: SHOUTING IN THE DARK Screening

Documentary Screening: Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Location: American University, Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center, 3rd Floor

Bahrain: An island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf where the Shia Muslim majority are ruled by a family from the Sunni minority. Where people fighting for democratic rights broke the barriers of fear, only to find themselves alone and crushed.

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StoriesLab Workshop

A Project of StoriesLead

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Mary Graydon Center, Room 200, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20016, http://goo.gl/maps/2VuEy

Ancient storytellers captured narrative in paintings on cave walls or sustained them through the oral tradition. But modern technology has significantly enhanced the way in which our stories are told, collected, shared, and measured. 

We want to highlight the advancements that the digital and technological landscape has brought to the art of storytelling, while also recognizing the importance of strong narrative.

Enter StoriesLab. A half-day interactive exploration into the possibilities of story to entertain, inform connect, and engage.

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

 The event will take place at American University and is by reservation only.http://goo.gl/maps/2VuEy

Reserve your spot now!

American University is committed to providing accessible programs and services.

For accommodations, contact dss@american.edu

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Media That Matters 2013: Measure for Measure

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 2:00pm - Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:00pm

Location: American University, Katzen Arts Center 4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20016

Media That Matters is an annual conference presented by the Center for Social Media at American University. It is designed for established and aspiring filmmakers, nonprofit communication leaders, funders, and students who want to learn and share cutting-edge practices to make their media matter. 

 

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THE POWERBROKER Screening

A Community Cinema Event

Date: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW at V Street, Washington, D.C. 20009

'The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights' tells the story of Whitney Young, Jr., the civil rights champion who negotiated with top leaders of industry and government to create greater opportunities for minorities. Whitney Young, Jr.

During the 1960s, as the executive director of the National Urban League, Young was one of the few African Americans who had the ears of those who controlled the levers of power: Fortune 500 CEOs, governors, senators, and presidents. While he is less known today than other leaders of the era because of the behind-the-scenes nature of his work, Young's legacy and influence are still felt profoundly.

 

There will be two screenings of this film. Both are free and open to the public but we recommend you reserve a space ahead of time. Distinguished guests will present after the screenings. 
CLICK HERE to reservce a space on
Sunday, January 13 at 5pm
SPECIAL GUEST: Jefferi K. Lee, General Manager, WHUT Television with other speakers TBA
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Sunday, January 27 at 3pm
SPECIAL GUEST: TBA
 
The screenings are in partnership with ITVS Community Cinema. 


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GIRL MODEL Screening

Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Wechsler Theater, Mary Graydon Center 315, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

Human trafficking is increasingly being exposed as an egregious human rights abuse from which the United States is not immune. Event sponsors, POVPolaris Project and the Center for Social Media are encouraging media makers and human rights advocates to join us for a screening of "Girl Model" followed by an essential conversation about how these violations can be stopped.

Described as "a haunted glimpse of exploited youth" by Variety Magazine, "Girl Model" shines a light on the ugly, exploitative side of the beauty business. The documentary, by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin, follows a 13-year-old girl from a village in Siberia as she is scouted at a modeling cattle call and taken to work in Japan. 

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