Panel with presenters from the Hunter College IMA program Left Forum 2010

Using Documentaries to organize for a New Progressive Imagination
Sunday, March 21, 2010
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Pace University room – W623

As we enter the 21st Century Media Mosh Pit many social justice campaigns are both creating their own media (both traditional and new media) and challenging mainstream media. This panel will be a provocative conversation about the value and success of creating and using media for change focusing on current experiences. From Homeland Guantanamos — a game designed to spotlight the inhumane conditions being faced by 300,000 people in immigrant detention centers to the documentary REZONING HARLEM which has ignited discussion with grassroots organizations facing the issue of aggressive development in New York City — this panel will explore how we can have a deep and Immediate Impact on different struggles for justice with traditional and new media tools. Exciting samples will be presented throughout this panel.

Tami Gold (Chair) – Film & Media Studies, Hunter College; Chapter Chair, PSC, CUNY Hunter
Heidi J. Boisvert – BREAKTHROUGH
Natasha Florentino – documentary filmmaker (REZONING HARLEM)
Priscila Néri – WITNESS

Pace University, One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
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