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25-27 June 2010

Symposium/Launch: 'Documentary Film, Social Media and Community Engagement'

Venue: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Date: 25-27 June
Registration Deadline: 18 June

FOMACS/CTMP invites to participate in a lively discussion about the dynamic potential of documentary film and social media in building social justice campaigns. How can documentary films from their development through to distribution engage diverse audiences? How can social media facilitate a move beyond one-way broadcasts, mobilizing audiences as participants, advocates and storytellers? 
Drawing on screenings, film excerpts and case studies from a range of creative and cultural contexts, these questions will be explored by an outstanding panel of international filmmakers, producers and communications specialists situated in the USA, South Africa and Britain:

Francois Verster, Director of Undercurrent Film & Television,  South Africa
Ellen Schneider, Director of Active Voice, USA
Howard Pyle, Global Director of Digital Platforms, Ogilvy & Mather, USA
Sarah Mosses, Good Screenings Producer, Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, UK

** See PDF above for programme and workshops

The symposium will coincide with the launch of a new doctoral programme, titled ‘Cultural Studies and Social Documentary Practice’, led by the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, DIT and its flagship public media project, FOMACS.

Registration Fee is €40; this includes ticket for screening and reception on Friday evening.

To reserve a place, please email or phone +353 (1) 4023006.

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