Using Film to Move Mission: Bully
Sunday, October 7, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of how to use film to move your mission in and beyond the movie theater. We’ll watch clips from the critically acclaimed film Bully, a documentary that follows the lives of students who face bullying on a daily basis. The film premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Engage in a thought-provoking discussion with the film’s director and an educator in the field. Session designer: Media Impact Funders
Presenters: Lee Hirsch, Film Director; Vince Stehle, Media Impact Funders, Philadelphia, PA; Jack Weinstein, Facing History & Ourselves, Hayward, CA
Using Film to Move Mission: The Interrupters
Monday, October 8, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a discussion of the critically acclaimed film The Interrupters, a documentary that tells the story of violence interrupters who try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed. The Interrupters focuses on the work of CeaseFire, a violence prevention initiative that was founded in Chicago, but has expanded to several other cities around the country. Engage in a thought-provoking discussion with the film’s director (who also made Hoop Dreams) and an expert outreach director in the field. Session designer: Media Impact Funders
Presenters: Sonia Childress, Firelight Media, New York, NY; Steve James, Film Director; Vince Stehle, Media Impact Funders, Philadelphia, PA
Consider viewing the film in advance (though it is not required for session participation). Watch it here.
Dessert & Film Screening: The Interrupters
Monday, October 8, 8:30 p.m.
Join The Interrupters director Steve James for a screening over dessert. The Interrupters addresses critical questions about working with youth to stem violence in their communities. Generously supported by Media Impact Funders
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