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Tribeca’s Storyscapes: On Race and Reality

The Storyscapes section of the Tribeca Film Festival, where installations, VR and interactive web projects mingle, frontally featured realities of a racialized society, in The Argus Project and...

Vérité and Invisible People: Documentaries at Tribeca Film Fest

What’s the difference between a person and a problem? Several of the documentaries shown at Tribeca Film Festival showed us, taking up issues and taking us into the human drama behind him. W.E.B....

Journalism + Film = Public-Issue Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival

Some of the most exciting documentaries on display at Tribeca Film Festival depended on extensive journalistic research, combined with deeply thoughtful aesthetic choices. And these new examples of...

Rebel Citizen at Filmfest DC

A quick look at Rebel Citizen showing at Filmfest DC. A film to introduce Haskell Wexler cinematographer and documentarian extraordinaire!

Whatever Happened to Interactive Docs? A Report from Tribeca Film Festival

The TFI Interactive Day has been a highlight of Tribeca Film Festival’s innovaction curriculum.

VR Everywhere! At Tribeca FilmFest, Headsets Galore

VR was everywhere at the Tribeca FilmFest, where the standouts were animation productions, not video.

How-tos on Making Media Matter, from the Games and Media Summit

At the Tribeca Film Fest-based Games and Media Summit, new research revealed common weaknesses in achieving social impact with games.

“Fair Use Makes Documentaries Possible:” News from Tribeca Film Festival 2016

At the Tribeca Film Festival, many documentaries actively employed fair use—another marker of the fact that fair use has become a basic feat

Full Frame Festival

Thanks to American University’s Center on Media and Social Impact (CSMI), six graduate students and I attended Full Frame Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina earlier this month. It was my first...

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