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From Story to Movement: A Master Class with Patrice O'Neill

Patrice O'NeillThis week, the Center for Social Media and AU had the honor of hosting Patrice O'Neill as the final visiting filmmaker for the 12th Annual Human Rights Film Series. Read more...

Labor Film Organizers Join Forces

DC Labor Film FestLabor-themed film may soon be getting a new lease on life. This Saturday, in conjunction with the DC Labor Film Fest, the first ever International Conference of Labor Film Festival Organizers took place. Read more...

Viewchange.org Takes on Global Poverty

Viewchange.orgSocial-issue documentaries will do nothing less than change the world. That's the argument Caty Borum Chattoo made on Mediarights.org just last month. Read more...

Do you have a slide for that?

The Kashmir is Beautiful teamWhat happened at the close of the Producers Institute is a process that not every presenter has the luxury to invoke. Producers for the five teams had to make the tough decisions. Presentations were initially due Wednesday at 6pm. Wednesday quickly became Thursday at noon. By Thursday at 6pm, the slides were finally in, but the challenge was just beginning.
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Making Things

Bayete Ross Smith on a much needed lunch breakThe goal for Tuesday at the Producers Institute was to map out the deck that will ultimately become the presentation to potential funders on Friday. That was day two of four 13-hour days, running from 9AM to 10PM, sometimes longer, with breaks for good food, a little dose of sunshine and perspective away from the computers. Read more...