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Faculty Forum: Caty Borum Chattoo

Caty Borum Chattoo

Stand Up Planet: Can comedy change the story about global poverty? The revolution will be hilarious.

Screening and Q&A moderated by Dean Jeff Rutenbeck
Wednesday, April 23
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Forman Theater, McKinley Building

Stand Up Planet, a groundbreaking documentary TV and transmedia project executive-produced and produced by SOC Executive in Residence Caty Borum Chattoo, will premiere on May 14 internationally and nationally on four cable and broadcast networks: the Participant Media (entertainment company behind "An Inconvenient Truth," "Food, Inc." and others) cable network, Pivot, nationwide; KCET in Los Angeles; Link TV nationwide; and top India broadcast network, NDTV. The show will stream starting May 15 on StandUpPlanet.org. Prior to the broadcast premiere, the documentary will premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival (with a stand-up comedy show) on April 28, and a comedy show and red-carpet event in Los Angeles on April 30.

WATCH: Stand Up Planet trailer.


The Faculty Research & Projects Forum is a monthly lecture series highlighting exciting and high-impact work produced by the faculty at American University's School of Communication. The Forum also features selected external speakers whose work is at the forefront of great communication problems and ideas of our time. See the full spring 2014 schedule here.