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Anand Patwardhan and "The Messengers of Bad News"

Anand Patwardhan is a leading social action filmmaker in India, where his work on subjects including poverty, peace, development and citizen activism have been shown on television and contributed to social movements. His remarks were delivered to a film festival audience attending the International Documentary Conference held in conjunction with the Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival on June 16, 2004. The event was co-sponsored by the World Bank and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


Anne Lewis and "Creative Vision"

Anne Lewis is a remarkable social action filmmaker whose career is rooted in the challenge of making films about, with and for people whose voices are not usually heard in mainstream media. In 2004, as a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, she was asked to describe her creative vision.


Ronit Avni, Founder and Director of Just Vision

Ronit AvniRonit Avni is the Director of the Just Vision project, an initiative that brings the stories of courageous Israeli and Palestinian grassroots efforts for peace to American audiences through video, educational curricula and the Internet.


Visiting Filmmaker: Orlando Bagwell

Orlando Bagwell is the founder and president of ROJA Productions. A veteran documentary filmmaker, Bagwell was the executive producer of the six-hour documentary series Africans in America.


Gordon Quinn

President and founding member of Kartemquin Films, Gordon Quinn has been making documentaries for over 35 years as an executive producer, producer, director, cameraman and editor.