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Haskell Wexler

Academy Award-winning cinematographer, film producer and director Haskell Wexler will join the Center for a public screening and discussion of his film Who Needs Sleep?. Join us March 7th at 5:30 in the Wechsler Theater, 3rd Fl., MGC!


Fair Use question about access to footage

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George Stoney Visits American Univeristy

In the fall of 2006 The Center for Social Media brought NYU professor George Stoney to screen his insightful documentary How the Myth Was Made: A Study of Robert Flaherty's Man of Aran before a packed class of students and visitors at American University's School of Communication. Stoney, a pioneer of documentary filmmaking, was director of the National Film Board of Canada's Challenge for Change project and is considered to be the father of public access television. He is also the director numerous documentary films including All My Babies and The Uprising of '34.

Here are some words that Professor Stoney shared with the audience after the screening:


More Threats Against Fair Use

David Giacalone edits a great blog, shlep: the Self-Help Law ExPress, out of the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society that deals primarily with lay-people taking responsibility for their own understanding of the law . Read more...

Visiting Photographer: Lou Dematteis

Award-winning photographer Lou Dematteis, who has spent more than two decades documenting social and political conflict and their consequences in the United States and around the world, is our Fall 2006 Visiting Photographer. He will be at American University to give a guest lecture on October 19 on his career as a photographer.