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January 11, 2013

Doc U: Global Impact - Docs as Tools of Change

The American Film Showcase sends delegations of U.S. filmmakers to foreign communities to conduct workshops on developing documentaries. IFP, in partnership with the UN's ENVISION program, seeks to synergize the efforts of NGOs, diplomatic efforts, and filmmakers to utilize documentary film as outreach agents. What kinds of docs are considered for these programs? What reactions and impact have these outreach efforts had? Moderator Milton Tabbot of IFP lead Rachel Gandin Mark (American Film Showcase), Carlos Islam (UN Creative Community Outreach Initiative), writer and director Anne Makepeace, and Stacy White (U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) in a discussion on how docs serve as delegates in the global community.