Documentaries as a Social and Political Tool of Engagement
Filmmakers who create social-issue documentaries share with activist organizations a commitment to worldwide social justice and utilize media to expose global concerns to audiences in increasingly broad ways. With social networking, mobile phones, and digital media in a variety of formats, there are more opportunities to educate others and affect change than ever before. A panel comprised of filmmakers and representatives from social issue non-profits will discuss the use of new and old technologies to engage the important issues of our time with the global community.
Panelists include Julia Bacha, an award-winning filmmaker who most recently directed and produced Budrus, a film about a Palestinian village’s nonviolent struggle, and also co-wrote and edited Jehane Noujaim’s critically acclaimed documentary Control Room; and director/producer Kim A. Snyder, an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose most recent film, Welcome To Shelbyville, is recipient of a Gucci-Tribeca Documentary Fund grant, which will air on PBS's Independent Lens in early 2011. The panel is moderated by producer/director Katy Chevigny from Arts Engine.
New York City, NY; NYC