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Tuesday, March 11 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Navigating Partnerships: Film and Advocacy

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Social change advocates are savvy about the power of media, often partnering with film and media artists to advance their missions. This climate offers new opportunities, but artists may find themselves in the political hot seat without adequate preparation and advocates can lose control of their message.
In this workshop, panelists will explore a range of issues including who controls story and message and how to establish clear roles.
Then, a facilitated discussion will bring attendees together to share stories about managing the relationship between the artist, subjects, and the NGOs, non-profits, or citizen groups.
Finally, attendees will form small groups to create a crowd-sourced guide of ‘best practices’ for managing the practicalities and ethics of these partnerships.

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Andrea Black

Executive DirectorDetention Watch Network
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Deborah Esquenazi

DirectorBlue Cabin Films & Media StudioDeborah S. Esquenazi is an award-winning Austin, Texas-based documentary film and radio producer, instructor, and journalist. She is a Sundance Documentary Film Fellow for 2014.
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John Fiege

Director/CinematographerFiege FilmsJohn Fiege is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer based in Austin, Texas, where he is currently in post-production on Above All Else, a feature-length documentary about the Keystone XL pipeline. Mississippi Chicken, his intimate portrait... Read More →
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Shaady Salehi

Executive DirectorActiveVoiceShaady Salehi is executive director of Active Voice, a nationally recognized organization that designs and implements campaigns using film to advance social justice. With a decade of experience working at the intersection of media and social change, Shaady... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St