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Q&A and Case Study With Claudia Myers, Director of FORT BLISS

Director Claudia Myers on the set of Fort BlissClaudia Myers (Kettle of Fish) is a producer/writer/director and an associate professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the School of Communication at American University. Her latest feature film Fort Bliss (2014) chronicles the story of a female army medic who returns from her tour of duty and struggles to reconnect with her son. The film touches upon issues of managing work and family, PTSD and sexual assault. CMSI sat down with Professor Myers to discuss the film and its social impact since its release last year. Professor Myers also shared with CMSI a case study of the film's impact and reach thus far.


CMSI Hosts the American Film Showcase

Caty Borum Chattoo on designing for impact. Photo courtesy of Mayra Linares.The Center for Media and Social Impact hosted eleven  filmmakers from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Bosnia, DRC, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Vietnam, China, Burma and Pakistan as part of the American Film Showcase (AFS).  

AFS is an American film diplomacy program that organizes screenings and workshops with American filmmakers in over thirty-five countries. AFS is a partnership between the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

The eleven international filmmakers were joined by CMSI’s new Women’s Film Collective, which provides student filmmakers with mentorship and production opportunities.  Read more...