Empowering Media That Matters

Interviews

Anand Patwardhan and “The Messengers of Bad News”

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...

Anne Lewis and “Creative Vision”

Anne Lewis and "Creative Vision" I come out of a movement to change media so that it engages ordinary people and creates opportunity for positive social change. I believe in the power of telling the...

John de Graaf and “Affluenza”

John de Graaf and "Affluenza" John de Graaf has been producing documentaries, primarily for public television, for 25 years. More than 15 of his programs have been broadcast nationally in primetime...

Melissa Young and ‘Not For Sale’

Melissa Young and 'Not For Sale' Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin founded Moving Images Video Project in 1987 as a way to raise awareness of political and social issues in Central America. The...

Kirsten Johnson and “Innocent Until Proven Guilty”

Kirsten Johnson and "Innocent Until Proven Guilty" Kirsten Johnson, a pioneer of Mediarights.org, tackles race and racism in the criminal justice system with lessons won in earlier work on female...

Patricio Guzman

Patricio Guzman In later years, he has been the filmic soul and conscience of the movement to restore a suppressed part of Chilean history. At AU, He screened Chile Obstinate Memory, the record of...

Debra Zimmerman and Women Make Movies

Debra Zimmerman has been the executive director of Women Make Movies since 1983 and was instrumental in Women Make Movies' transformation into the largest distributor of films and videos by and...

Kristi Jacobson and “American Standoff”

Kristi Jacobson and "American Standoff" Kristi Jacobson has produced and directed many social-issue documentaries. She produced Defending Our Daughters, a film about women survivors of the war in...

Sharon Greytak and “Losing It”

Sharon Greytak and "Losing It" Sharon Greytak discusses her movie, Losing It, in this interview.  

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