Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Getting Started: An Alumni Film Showcase

Thursday, October 22, 2015

10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

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Getting Started: An Alumni Film Showcase

"Getting Started" brings to campus Brown alumni who are pursuing socially engaged documentary work through different career paths. Beginning with a Wednesday evening screening of Brian Palmer's Iraq War documentary feature Full Disclosure (2009), this event continues through Thursday with a keynote address by Brian Palmer, and screenings and presentations from young alumni. As interest in multi-media story-telling, engaged scholarship and documentary work flourishes on campus, we have asked the participants “what would it have helped you, as an undergraduate, to hear from a recent graduate about getting started in film-making beyond Brown?” The event is open to the public.

Wednesday, October 21

6 p.m. - Screening of Full Disclosure, followed by discussion with director Brian Palmer

Thursday, October 22

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. - Keynote talk Full Disclosure in Context by Brian Palmer '86, scholar in residence, Division of Learning Innovation and Student Success, Virginia Commonwealth University 

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Alumni panel 1

Sabrina Skau '12, Sandwich Video, Representing Reality

Finn Yarbrough '09, Earth House Productions, The Transformative Power of Soft-Hitting Journalism

Lindsay Richardson '04Setting the Table and Creating Space in 'Close to the Fire'

1 p.m.-2 p.m. - Lunch, Kim Koo Library

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. - Alumni panel 2

Bremen Donovan '08, filmmaker and doctoral student in socio-cultural anthropology, University of Virginia, Negotiating ‘Social Change’: Advocacy, Ethnography, and Everyday Experience

Jonah David '14, freelance videographer, Portraits and Open Listening

Emily Kassie '14, documentary filmmaker, creative director, Huffington Post Highline, Multimedia Journalism: Visual Story-Telling as the New Frontier