Empowering Media That Matters


Past Event

“The Supreme Price” Screening and Q&A

“The Supreme Price” traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Following the annulment of her...

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Free Panel on Documentary Filmmaking in Washington DC

Come hear four people who are part of the local documentary filmmaking community – Bill Gentile (American University), Erica Ginsberg (Docs In Progress), Kiley Kraskouskas (Thinking Forward...

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“The Trouble With Antibiotics” A Sneak Preview

Frontline together with the Investigative Reporting Workshop examine the use of antibiotics on the American farm, and whether it is fueling the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in...

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“15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story” Screening and Q&A

“15 to Life” is a story of redemption that goes to the heart of why children cannot be treated as adults before the law. Eleven years ago Kenneth Young received four life sentences. He...

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A Conversation with Rebecca MacKinnon

The Center is pleased to announce that Rebecca MacKinnon, co-founder of the citizen media network Global Voices Online and expert on journalism in the digital age, is coming to American University....

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How Fair Use Changed the Documentary Form

10 years after the Fair Use door was kicked wide open, filmmakers continue to celebrate their creative freedom. But what affect has this had on the art form itself? In this eye-opening presentation,...

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“E-Team” Screening and Q&A

Anna, Ole, Fred and Peter are four members of the Emergencies Team — or E-Team — the boots on the ground division of a respected, international human rights group. Arriving as soon as possible...

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Doing the Right Thing

Are you an ethical filmmaker? This session confronts the issue of ethics and documentary filmmaking by grappling with several challenging ethical scenarios and then asking whether it’s possible —...

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Getting Real: Documentary Film Conference 2014

A filmmaker-to-filmmaker event GETTING REAL is a unique gathering of filmmakers and industry professionals that will ignite what is desperately needed in the documentary community: a frank public...

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