Participatory Filmmaking in Africa

Date: 12/03/2009
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

Presented by the Wagner Student Alliance for Africa (WSAFA), the International Public Service Association (IPSA) and the FilmAid Club NYU Student Groups.

This event aims to facilitate a conversation around participatory filmmaking, a method that has been used by many NGOs to involve communities in the developing world in shaping and creating their own films for the sake of exploring issues, voicing concerns, educating community members, and sharing stories. 

Some have lauded successes seen through enabling change and empowerment in a creative and constructive way, via film.  These films have primarily taken the form of media such as public service announcements and film shorts, though they have also been created into full-length documentaries.

Guest Panelists:

Alison Fast, Program Director, Barefoot Workshops

Lauren Goodsmith, Program Director, Communication for Change (C4C)

Chandler Griffin, Founder & Director, Barefoot Workshops

Steve Mendelsohn, Executive Director, FilmAid International