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Symposium: WOMEN, SOCIAL JUSTICE, DOCUMENTARY

The Film Studies Program at Smith College invites you to a two-day symposium bringing together some of the major women practitioners of documentary whose aim is social justice. This weekend of panel discussions, talks, and screenings is free and open to the public. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012

WELCOME

2 p.m., Stoddard Hall Auditorium

    Marilyn Schuster, Provost and Dean of the Faculty

OPENING TALK

2:30 p.m., Stoddard Hall Auditorium

   Cynthia Wade '92, documentary filmmaker, Oscar winner for Freeheld (2007)


PANEL 1

Experimental Documentary: What does Social Justice Look Like?

3:45 p.m., Stoddard Hall Auditorium

     Su Friedrich, film and video artist, Princeton University

     Barbara Hammer, film and video artist

     Rea Tajiri, video artist and filmmaker, Temple University

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

6 p.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

     Lourdes Portillo, documentary filmmaker, Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo, Senorita Extraviada



SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012

PANEL 2

Teaching (and) Documentary Practice

9 a.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
     Joan Braderman, film and video artist, Hampshire College

     Alex Juhasz, video artist, Pitzer College

     Liz Miller, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the Concordia Documentary Center

PANEL 3

Some Futures of Documentary\

10:30 a.m., Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
      Sonali Gulati
, documentary filmmaker, Virginia Commonwealth University

     Anayansi Prado, documentary filmmaker

     Michelle Medina '05, documentary filmmaker

CLOSING DISCUSSION

Social Justice, Documentary and "The Biz"

Noon. Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
    
Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director, Women Make Movies


*****Pre-Symposium Special Event at Mount Holyoke College*****
Screening & Discussion with Liza Johnson
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 7PM
Dwight Hall, Room 101

www.lizajohnson.wordpress.com


Co-sponsored by the Film Studies and Gender Studies Programs and the Media & Journalism Nexus at Mount Holyoke College.

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