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Impact of "The Uprising of '34": A Coalition Model of Production and Distribution

As much an article as a case study, Whiteman examines George Stoney and Judith Helfand's film as an example of a project that raised awareness about lost history.


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Blue Vinyl and the My House is Your House Consumer Organizing Campaign, 2002-2003

Blue Vinyl Blue Vinyl co-directors Judith Helfand and Daniel Gold "hit the road to tell the truth about America's favorite plastic." After the film, the makers formed partnerships and turned the film into an organizing tool called My House is Your House. Read a report on the results to date of this ground-breaking campaign.


Case Study: Indians, Outlaws and Angie Debo

The making and distribution of Indians, Outlaws and Angie Debo shows how a network of feminist activists and scholars working with public-spirited citizens in New York and Oklahoma brought the dramatic story of an important but little-known writer of American Indian history to national public television audiences. It demonstrates how the telling of little-known stories that enrich our view of American history can be enabled by a vital web of cultural activists and public institutions.


Well-Founded Fear: A Case Study

Well-Founded Fear

This case study of the POV documentary A Well-Founded Fear analyzes how filmmakers Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini moved the project from idea to broadcast, and how it impacted audiences.