Empathy in Filmmaking with Filmmakers-in-Residence

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American University School of Communication

4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building)

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Empathy in Filmmaking with Filmmakers-in-Residence

Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m. (pizza and refreshments to follow)
Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building)
American University School of Communication
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW - Washington, DC 20016

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This program is first come, first seated.

Documentary filmmakers are seekers of truth. But sometimes our objectives and perspectives can differ from those of our characters. How do we operate as responsible storytellers, entrusted with often painful and complex stories from our characters’ lives, while also remaining true to the vision of the greater story we aim to tell? Join SOC Filmmakers-in-Residence Laura Waters Hinson and Byron Hurt for an evening conversation on the power and challenges of “Filmmaking with Empathy.”

Laura Waters Hinson is the founder of Image Bearer Pictures, an award-winning documentary production company in Washington, D.C. Her film, As We Forgive, about Rwanda's reconciliation movement, won the 2008 student Academy Award for best documentary and the Cinema for Peace price in Berlin.

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, writer, anti-sexist, and an adjunct professor at Columbia University in New York City. Hurt is the former host of the Emmy-nominated series, "REEL WORK with BYRON HURT." He also directed the critically acclaimed PBS films, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, and Soul Food Junkies.

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American University School of Communication

4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater (McKinley Building)

Washington, DC 20016

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