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"How Green is Green?" panel at Silverdocs

On June 18 I sat on a panel discussing green filmmaking with co-directors of No Impact Man, Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein. The panel was led by Amy King, a longtime Silverdocs associate.Read more...

Barbara Abrash at BAVC Producer's Institute

I was in San Francisco last week, participating in a Round Table at Bay Area Video Coalition Producer's Institute. The panel included Elspeth Revere from the MacArthur Foundation, Cara Mertes from the Sundance Documentary Institute, Sam Gregory from WITNESS and Ellen Schneider from ActiveVoice.Read more...

Human Rights Film Series 2009 Brainstorming

What human rights films have you seen lately that were particularly moving? We're looking for ideas!Read more...

Social Issue Documentary: The Evolution of Public Engagement

Social issue documentary filmmakers are forging new tools, pipelines and circuits of circulation in a multiplatform digital environment. In a new article for the center, "Social Issue Documentary: The Evolution of Public Engagement," I examine the campaigns surrounding Not in Our Town, Lioness, and State of Fear to uncover emerging practices.Read more...

Bruce Gilden's Visit -A Night of Storytelling

On Wednesday November 19th Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden spoke to a crowd filled theater as part of the Centers' Camera as Catalyst lecture series. Topics included Coney Island, Fashion photography, Haiti and the beginnings of his next project- foreclosures. At first I did not know what to expect. I watched a clip of Bruce that was on YouTube as the camera operator followed him on the streets of NY while Gilden photographed. Read more...