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September 20, 2017

When the Lion Learns to Speak | Getting Real '16

As the field of impact extends the life and reach of documentary films, it also reshapes and complicates the relationship between filmmaker and film subject. Increasingly filmmakers and film subjects spend months traveling together speaking to issues related to the film, the filmmaking process, and the power dynamic between storyteller and subject. How do filmmakers and film subjects navigate the murky waters of race and class, access and commerce, representation and agency?

Moderated by Sonya Childress, panelist include Renee Tajima-Peña (No Más Bebés), Steve James (The Interrupters), Jack Pettibone Riccobono and Rob Brown (The Seventh Fire), Mohammad Mubarak (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution), Deb Esquenazi and Anna Vasquez (Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four).