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Audience Engagement; Impact; Social Documentary

Visualizing Change

The 2011 BAVC Producers Institute is in full swing and alreaWendy Levydy testing the boundaries of how we understand technology, data and impact.
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Why Mountain Spirit Matters

Telluride MountainfilmTelluride Mountainfilm isn't just about mountains, it's about the mountain spirit--an uplifting sense of community that drives social change. In my last post I gave just a few examples of calls to action that resonated throughout the festival. Read more...

Media That Won't Move Mountains

MountainfilmSometimes the social change goal isn't to move mountains, it's to stop moving mountains. No one knows this better than Maria Gunnoe, West Virginia resident and passionate advocate against mountaintop removal for coal mining. Gunnoe's presentation kicked off the Awareness Into Action Moving Mountains Symposium at the 2011 Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
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Justice Matters to DC

Filmfest DC 2011Festival Director Tony Gittens tells me that Filmfest DC is the only festival in the world that has a Justice Matters award. I had the privilege of serving on the jury for Filmfest DC’s  2011 Justice Matters series, made possible by the locally based CrossCurrents Foundation. Read more...

Be the Film You Want to See in the World

For director Tom Shadyac, making a film that matters meant making a film that was deeply personal. Speaking after the screening of his documentary I AM, Shadyac said that mediTom Shadyaca is the most powerful when you write and create it from a personal place.Read more...