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Ebert Symposium Series: Documentary Film and Social Change

Event Type
College of Media and Roger Ebert Center
Oct 22, 2020   5:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
College of Media Events

This fall, the College of Media presents the Ebert Symposium Series with virtual panel discussions. Join us online on Thursday, Oct. 22, for a discussion on Documentary Film and Social Change, moderated by College of Media faculty members Jay Rosenstein, professor of media and cinema studies; Alison Davis, lecturer in journalism; and Angela Aguayo, associate professor of media and cinema studies; with a panel of documentary filmmakers Kirby Dick, Sacha Jenkins, and Dawn Porter. (Read their bios.)


The panel will examine documentary film including features, community engaged projects, and cell-phone footage as political discourse directed towards social change. The panel will discuss documentary as a means to examine public life and engage public participation in social issues.


The Ebert Symposium Series continues on Thursday, Nov. 5, for a discussion on Representation in Media. 


The series will be broadcast on both the Ebertfest YouTube channel and Facebook page at 5 p.m. CST on their respective dates. 


See program details and updates at https://media.illinois.edu/EbertSymposium2020.

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