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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...

CMSI Selects Six Fellows to Attend Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC

The Center for Media and Social Impact selected six graduate fellows to attend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC.

Anatomy of “The Blackfish Effect”

This article was originally posted on Documentary.org. The final chord of "the Blackfish effect" has finally resounded, with a stunning and unprecedented corporate policy announcement from...

Professor Leena Jayaswal Resists the Diaspora

“I don’t think I’ve figured that out yet,” Professor Jayaswal offered as she reflected on her search for personal identity, “It perpetuates my mission.” On March 22, 2016, in the Media...

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