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Media that Matter

Media That Matter, an ongoing SOC Signature Series of social impact films, includes a wide range of groundbreaking documentary films on the major issues of our time. Aimed at social engagement, Media that Matter events feature appearances by award-winning filmmakers and discussion with content experts and activists.

Screening events and moderated panels are held in SOC's digital Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater and in its Media Innovation Lab. Ongoing Media that Matter programs are generally scheduled on Wednesdays, 7:00 –9:00 p.m.

If you would like to request a disability-related accommodation or accessibility information, please contact Lydia Schindler at LydiaS@american.edu.

All screenings and panel discussions are open to the public and free of charge. First come, first seated. Light refreshments may be served.

Upcoming Events

Poster of film "Drunktown's Finest"

Screening of "Drunktown's Finest" with Director Sydney Freeland

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Book covers for Shattered and The Devil's Bargain

Intriguing Cross-Talk with Political Journalists and Authors

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Miss Navajo movie poster

Screening of Miss Navajo with Director Billy Luther

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Past Events

Who Is Dayani Cristal? Movie Poster

Who is Dayani Cristal?

The Age of Consequences Poster

The Age of Consequences

Stanley Nelson

An Evening with Stanley Nelson

Tickling Giants

Tickling Giants

Hate Rising movie poster

Hate Rising

Obama playing basketball in an office

Personalizing the Presidency: Digital Media and the Obama White House