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Audience Engagement; Impact; Social Documentary

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...

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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