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November Events!

The Center for Social Media is proud to be presenting three exciting November events. On NovePhoto by Peter Van Agtmaelmber 10 join us for Camera As Catalyst, an evening with visiting Magnum photographer Peter van Agtamael. In honor of Veterans Day, November 11, CSM is hosting a screening of The Way We Get By, a moving documentary about troop greeters featuring Q&A with the filmmakers. Read more...

Pat Aufderheide and WIFV’s Women of Vision Award

Women in Film and Video (DC) hosted a gala on October 13, honoring “Women of Vision.” AlonSuperPatg with Grace Guggenheim and Connie Day McClinton, Center director Pat Aufderheide was recognized. Read more...

Human Rights Film Series

AWFThe Human Rights Film Series showcases the power of film to educate about and advocate for human rights. The Series was first organized in 2000 and is presented every Fall by the Center for Media & Social Impact and the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law.

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Fair Use Victories on the DMCA

Library of CongressAnother victory for common sense and fair use came today from the Librarian of Congress, acting on recommendations from Copyright Office. The latest ruling on exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act greatly expands access to encrypted, copyrighted works for fair use purposes.Read more...

Social-Issue Films at Silverdocs--Well Crafted, Well Targeted

Can On Coal Riverthe well-crafted social-issue film survive in an increasingly polarized production environment, tending toward the scrappy YouTube video on one end and the IMAX special on the other? I saw several excellent examples this year at the AFI/Discovery Documentary Film Festival-- On Coal River, Waiting for “Superman”, Budrus and The Tillman Story.  Read more...