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Friday, August 19 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Building Documentary Programs

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Community media has a place in documentary traditions and history, but recently community media centers have created programs that systematically seek to build the tradition in their communities. Some have created filmmaking programs, learning cohorts, film festivals and other ways to support documentary practice. We’ll talk about how to develop these programs, what works, and how these programs contribute to social change, community building and supporting local film communities.

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Skyelar MacLeod

Associate Director, Media Education, BRIC
Skyelar MacLeod is a filmmaker and educator who is passionate about helping people tell their story. An interdisciplinary media producer of sorts, Skye enjoys seeing the relationship that develops between the documentarian and the subject. Over the years Skye has trained students and educators from all over the world in documentary filmmaking and digital storytelling techniques. He is currently the Associate Director of Media Education at BRIC.

Anthony Riddle

Director of Community Media, BRIC Brooklyn Public Network
Anthony Riddle has a long history of working with community media, in Atlanta, Minneapolis, and New York City, and in 2013 joined the staff at BRIC Arts Media in Brooklyn, New York.  Prior to his work at BRIC, he had worked with the Maysles Institute, the Pacifica Foundation, the Funding Exchange, and some group called the Alliance for Community Media, where he is a lifetime member and has served both on the Board of Directors and as... Read More →
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Bonnie Schumacher

Community Access Director, St. Paul Neighborhood Network
I lead the Access team which takes care of the center, teach basic and advanced workshops, lead our documentary filmmaking program for low income adults (which is the thing that excites me the most about my job), and partner with HECUA to offer a class for college credit. In addition to the Access Center I also program our access channels, manage the website and work on communications. In my off time I love spending time outside with my two... Read More →
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Micheal Sheridan

Director, Community Supported Film
Michael Sheridan founded Community Supported Film in 2010. CSFilm strengthens the documentary filmmaking capacity in crisis and post-crisis communities where the dissemination of objective and accurate information is essential. Local women and men are trained to produce stories on their community’s socioeconomic issues. The films are screened in public engagement campaigns to influence local and international perspectives on sustainable... Read More →

Friday August 19, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom C

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