Audio podcasts and power points from the 2007 Making Your Documentary Matter conference are now available! Please click on the mp3 or ppt files next to each part of the conference below to hear the full audio recording or download the power point. Audio files can also be downloaded by PC (right click, save as) and Mac (option + click).
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Panel 1: Call Me: Mobile Media for Public Life:
How are nonprofits, activists and creators using the new opportunities of the portable screens on cell phones? What are the hurdles; what are the opportunities?
Moderator: Jessica Clark , Research Fellow, Center for Social Media
Screening: Iraq for Sale and Q&A with Director Robert Greenwald:
Moderator: Patricia Finneran, Director, Silverdocs
Robert Greenwald, Director, Iraq for Sale, Brave New Films
Panel 2: Nonprofit Media on the Cutting Edge:
How are nonprofits exploring the online environment with their videos? This session will explore the latest strategies for and research on combining social networking with media production.
Moderator: Michael Litz, OneWorld.net
Networking Lunch - Birds of a Feather
Informal lunch for participants to discuss the following topics:
Panel 3: Participatory media:
PANEL 3 TAKE AWAY POINTS.ppt
What happens when the audience turns into a co- producer of your story? Producers describe the process of turning viewers into partners.
Moderator: Louis Massiah, Professor of Film and Video, American University
Panel 4: Bridging difference, building engagement:
PANEL 4 TAKE AWAY POINTS.ppt
What used to be just virtual space has become a powerful tool for making media that matters. What is the latest thinking on the best approaches to audience engagement?
Moderator: Robert West, Working Films
Funded by the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation.
Cosponsored by ActiveVoice, Independent Television Service, See3 Communications, Working Films, OneWorld.Net , Women in Film and Video, SILVERDOCS and CINE.