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Media Culture & Impact

The Death of the PSA? The challenge of effecting social change in the digital entertainment age

Breaking Through Social change communication is at a crossroads, and communicators must adapt – and quickly – in order to remain relevant and impactful. A growing body of research shows two clear...

How Participatory Filmmaking Saved My Career

That Sunday morning began as all the others, with a rest on the Red Line. Real, uninterrupted rest - well, relatively uninterrupted. The winter walks to the metro from the McDonalds where Levester...

AFI DOCS Screens “India’s Daughter”

After Jyoti Singh was attacked, Indians took to the streets in protest. Photo Credit: India's Daughter official website The AFI DOCS film festival screened Leslee Udwin’s retrospective...

Journalism, Web Docs Are Key Topics at AFI Docs Conference

FRONTLINE executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath delivers the keynote address at AFI Docs. This article was original published on Documentary.org (Documentary magazine) by the International...

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

Director Claudia Myers on the set of Fort Bliss Claudia Myers (Kettle of Fish) is a producer/writer/director and an associate professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the School of...

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,...

Nuestra Cuba: Women, Filmmaking and Equality

Young girls in Regla, Havana After the Cuban revolution of 1959, cinema would become a major component in the socio-political revolution of the Cuban consciousness. Some filmmakers would experience...

Q&A With Georgiy Molodtsov, Winner of the “Media That Matters” Award for UNBIND YOURSELF

Poster for "Unbind Yourself" - a social cause marketing campaign in Kyrgyzstan Georgiy Molodtsov, a Fulbright scholar in the MA program at American University, was this year's winner of the...

CMSI Co-director Brigid Maher’s Social Impact Documentary THE MAMA SHERPAS: MIDWIVES ACROSS AMERICA Premieres in California

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