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Field Report: LandofOpportunity Interactive Platform

LandofOpportunityLandofOpportunity the interactive web platform launched in 2014 after several years of development. CMSI has been tracking the evolution and outcomes of this multi-platform project for the duration and we have teamed up to release the LandofOpportunity Field Report.

The Land of Opportunity transmedia documentary project encompasses a feature film and interactive web platform designed to foster dialogue and social impact around community (re)building in the face of crisis/disaster. Read more...

Sundance 2015: The Question of Security

Welcome to LeithMore than a few documentaries that played at this year's Sundance Film Festival were asking questions about security. How safe are black lives in America? What do you do when extremists make physical threats in the place where you live? What happens when cartel violence lands in a sleepy border town? Are college campuses safe for young women? Is our planet in a period of manmade mass exctinction?

Security wasn't just a storytelling subject, it was a major topic of discussion among filmmakers. Read more...

Taking Action and Building Social Ties: Benjamin Stokes on Media That Matters

stokesThe 2015 Media That Matters conference is right around the corner, so we decided to let our #MTMDC panelists to introduce themselves and explain in their own words how they engage with media that matters.

‘Games for Change’ co-founder Benjamin Stokes will participate at the Impact Design: From Production to Measurement  discussion.Read more...

Storytelling and Emotional Connection: Laura Lo Forti on Media That Matters

lofortiThe 2015 Media That Matters conference is right around the corner, so we decided to let our #MTMDC panelists to introduce themselves and explain in their own words how they engage with media that matters.

A Fourth Act’ co-founder and multimedia producer Laura Lo Forti will present the Harvis app on the Media Impact Tools Showcase.    Read more...

Sundance 2015: Documentary or Journalism?

3 1/2 MinutesThe blurry lines between documentary filmmaking and journalism were a hot topic at this year's Sundance Film Festival. To find documentary films involving high stakes investigative work look no further than this year's Oscar nominees, Citizenfour or Virunga.

Filmmakers Laura Poitras (Citizenfour), Marc Silver (3 1/2 Minutes),  and Alex Gibney (Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief) debated the issue live at a Sundance panel discussion "Bringing Truths to Light," moderated by distinguished producer Bonnie Cohen (Catapult Film Fund). Read more...