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SOC Maggie Burnette Stogner Faculty Forum

Maggie Burnette Stogner: New Lens on the Past

Tuesday, December 1
11:00 a.m McKinley Building, Media Innovation Lab
Event hashtag: #SOCFacultyForum

Sponsored by National Geographic, Women in Film and Video DC, AU Humanities Lab, Pixeldust Studios, and the American University Library.

How do we create the stories of our past? What historical events, objects, memories do we share?  Which people do we choose to be cultural icons? How do we determine what is authentic representation? Maggie Burnette Stogner’s work centers on the art of crafting historical narratives and creating visual legacies using film, photography, and innovative media. From King Tut to Cleopatra to Alexander the Great, Maggie has created visual, audio, and animation elements for the Smithsonian, National Geographic, LucasFilms, and others. In her talk, she will show examples of her work and discuss the creative opportunities and challenges of using modern media tools to represent humanity's past.

Maggie Burnette Stogner has over 25 years of filmmaking experience. She is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Arts at American University, owner of Blue Bear Films, executive member of Women in Film and Video, Prime-time and Documentary Emmy judge, and Distinguished CINE judge. Currently producing, directing and writing a broadcast documentary about Chinese in the Old West through the eyes of descendants. Recent films and innovative media for large traveling exhibitions include “The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” and “Roads of Arabia.” “Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology” for which she produced and directed the welcome with Harrison Ford and short documentaries is currently at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. Formerly, she was Senior Producer of National Geographic’s award-winning series, EXPLORER. 

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 whose work is at the forefront of great communication problems and ideas of our time. Full fall 2015 schedule.