The Human Rights Foundation asserts that half the world’s population lives under authoritarianism. What can storytellers, filmmakers, and artists do to push back against oppression and create positive change in the world?
You're invited to join the Moving Picture Institute's human rights-based screening and masterclass on March 14th at 7pm. Featuring a sneak peak screening of the first five episodes of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation's "Witness Project" mini-documentary series (produced by Smock Media) and special bonus clips, the panel will discuss how filmmakers can amplify the work of human rights activists worldwide.
More about the speakers:
• Jim Warnock, who has a background in entertainment, works to aid activists fighting for freedom from Syria to Venezuela to North Korea working in fundraising and programming to find creative solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues
• Hawk Jensen, founder of Smock Media and filmmaker behind the "Witness Project" series, as well as the director of the "Mindful Editor" editing seminar which takes part in partnership with the Moving Picture Institute
• Aziz Alhamza, co-founder and spokesperson for Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently (RBSS), a group of activists who use citizen journalism to expose the terror tactics of ISIS in Syria. His work was featured in acclaimed documentary "City of Ghosts."
• Lana Link, a writer/producer and vice president of talent development at the Moving Picture Institute