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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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“Makers” Screening

MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. A landmark television and...

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Media Rise Festival

The 2014 Media Rise Festival is a weeklong series of events in Washington, D.C. that celebrates the power of storytelling, art and design to make the world a better place. September 22-28, 2014. What...

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Games for Change Arcade

The Games for Change Arcade, which is open to the public, will be held at the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair in lower Manhattan on Saturday, April 26. The Games for Change Arcade is part of the...

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Filmfest DC: LAKSHMI

This fictional film is based on the true and very moving story of Lakshmi, a 14-year-old girl snatched from her family and sold into a brothel in the city. Through her own will to never give in, she...

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In “Beyond The Walls“, public murals depict stories of social justice and community on walls in the West Bank, Northern Ireland, Liberia, El Salvador, Argentina, Australia, and the...

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Three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala travel toward the US in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn’t speak Spanish....

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Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, “Return to Homs“ accompanies two outstanding young men, Basset and Ossama, from a time in which they dream of achieving freedom through non violent...

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EFF: Farming For The Future: Enduring Traditions – Innovative Practices

This session will illustrate how farmers are expanding their farming traditions and practices to meet the demand for sustainable, locally grown food while ensuring that farming remains a profitable...

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