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Tuesday, September 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Documentary Filmmaking - The New Journalism?

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With the gradual demise of traditional print and network news, documentary filmmakers are rapidly becoming our generation’s news force.  Films like The Cove, Restrepo, GasLand and Off-Label have told stories that would have never been publicized otherwise.  In light of this evolution, what are the ethical responsibilities of the filmmaker, both to their subject and the audience?

Moderated by Michael Rose

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Jaron Gilinsky

Co-Founder, Storyhunter
Jaron Gilinsky is a pioneer of “backpack web video journalism” and a co-founder of Storyhunter, a Webby-nominated platform which empowers video journalists to tell the world’s most important, untold stories.  With just a backpack, video camera, microphone, and laptop, Jaron... Read More →
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Betsy McLane

Executive Director, International Cinema US
Betsy McLane is the author of the book A NEW HISTORY OF DOCUMENTARY FILM: SECOND EDITION.  She is currently the Executive Director of International Cinema US She recently  served as the Project Director for The American Documentary Showcase, a cooperative project of the Bureau... Read More →
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Michael Rose

Michael Rose’s background as a program executive and a creative has provided him with a wide range of skills and a depth of understanding that spans the television industry. He’s apprenticed as an editor, trained as a director, served as a producer and executive producer... Read More →
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Alex Rotaru

Alex Rotaru has worked in script development and documentaries, helming several award-winning docs - including the New York Times Critic’s Pick THEY CAME TO PLAY, and KIDS WITH CAMERAS, chosen by the US State Department for its 2011 American Documentary Showcase.  His most... Read More →
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Amie Williams

Amie is an accomplished documentary filmmaker and digital rights activist. Her award-winning work has focused on giving voice to the margins, while pushing filmic conventions. From films focused on women workers and labor unions, to training young female HIV+ citizen journalists... Read More →

Tuesday September 11, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Theater 11