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The 12th Annual Spring 2017 Film Series

An SOC Signature Series — created and hosted by Chris Palmer. The event is free and open to the public – no reservations required.

Malsi Doyle & Michael Forman Theater - 2nd Floor, McKinley Building, American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8017
Directions: http://www.american.edu/aumaps
Metro: Tenleytown/AU, shuttle bus service to AU
 
For more information, please contact:
Chris Palmer (202) 885-3408 or palmer@american.edu

New Events Coming Fall 2017!

Stay tuned for a new line-up this fall! This spring we had an excellent list of guests and films, check out some highlights below:

Humane Society of the United States Logo

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Storytelling and Animal Protection with HSUS

If you like animal videos, we've got an evening for you! Chad Sisneros is the Managing Director of the Creative Department at The Humane Society of the United States, with 20 years of experience shooting, editing, and campaigning for animal protection.  Through a camera lens, his teams have supported many of HSUS's largest campaigns against factory farming, puppy mills, dog fighting, and the Canada seal hunt, just to name a few. The strength of their video storytelling is one of the main drivers of their campaign success at HSUS. Come and watch some amazing animal stories!

 

Brandon and Lance Kramer

Thursday, MARCH 23, 2017

Ok, I've Watched the Film, Now What?

An Impact Filmmaking Panel with Experts in the Field. Film clips and panel discussion, hosted and moderated by Chris Palmer.

How do we produce films that make a difference? This session, illustrated with clips of inspiring films, explores the ways we can turn films into action, at both the policy and personal levels. Our top panelists will address the challenges of producing films that have a tangible and measurable impact on their audiences and society.

Panelists: Award-winning filmmakers Samira Goetschel, Ellie Walton, Brandon Kramer, and Lance Kramer.


Image of the Potomac River

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017

Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water (2016, 26 minutes) plus Discussion

This documentary—conceived, written, produced, shot, directed, and edited by students in Environmental & Wildlife Production (COMM 568)—will air during Maryland Public Television's Chesapeake Bay Week in April. Keeping the Potomac examines efforts of three local river keepers to hold polluters accountable along the Potomac River watershed.

Created by Elizabeth Herzfeldt-Kamprath, Anthony Brunner, Doaa Nour, Sam Sheline, Raffi Paul, Sarah Liebman, Kent Wagner, Chelsea Greene and Xinyi Song, and by American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking, in association with Maryland Public Television.

Panel discussion, hosted by Professor Chris Palmer, follows screenings. Panelists include student filmmakers and Professor Mike English, who taught the Center for Environmental Filmmaking class where Keeping the Potomac was produced for Maryland Public Television.