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Social Media for Social Change

  • 16 Feb 2011
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking
  • 2


  • current BAWIFM members
  • Women Only Event
  • with current ID

Registration is closed

Bay Are Women in Film and Media 
is proud to present

Social Media for Social Change

An interactive panel highlighting how the use of new technologies can enhance audience interactivity
and social change.

The event will focus on the work of four women documentary filmmakers who have used internet, mobile technology or gaming to create a deeper connection with the people involved with the social issue
and inspire them to action.

In accordance with the spirit of this project, the event will feature both a traditional moderated panel and an interactive section where the audience will be guided through the media and then invited to experiment and play with the tools created by these filmmakers.

  • Deep Down, directed by Jennifer Gilomen, is a documentary exposing the environmental  problems connected with mountaintop removal mining in Eastern Kentucky and uses podcasts, a website, and educational kits to promote action. In particular, however, the panel will focus on Deep Down's 3D virtual game; presenting a first-hand experience with coal mining.
  • In the short documentary No Dumb Questions, which played at Sundance, director Melissa Regan focuses on stereotypes and misconceptions regarding transgenderism. In combination with the film, the filmmaker has created an interactive online platform where people can share their stories both in images or words.
  • Through the PBS series Not in Our Town producer Patrice O’Neill shows American communities fighting crime. In addition to a grassroots campaign, this series offers an online platform and map tool highlighting all the areas where hate crimes have taken place.    
  • Maren Grainger-Monsen and Nicole Newnham's documentary The Revolutionary Optimists, a lawyer turned social entrepreneur in Calcutta works with local children to improve their living conditions. Thanks to the multi-platform side project Map Your World, the filmmakers are putting the power of mobile technologies into the kids' hands to help them change their future.
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Date & Time:
Wed., February 16, 2011 from 7 to 9pm

Location:  San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking,  925 Mission Street, Suite 108 (between 5
th and 6th

Unlike our quarterly mixers, this is a Women's Only event.

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