Take 2: The Power of Independent Film for Social Change

Filmmaking has been radically transformed in the digital age. Film equipment is lighter and cheaper, and documentary filmmakers can capture footage of significant events as they occur and can reach audiences directly via online platforms. Yet there are still many impediments to making and distributing topical films that challenge the status quo, and the glut of information and media can make reaching large numbers of viewers challenging. In this session, several prominent filmmaker-activists discuss their strategies for making movies that matter and positioning them so they can contribute to real change on the ground. With: Clayton Thomas Mueller (In the City of Dirty Water), Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the ‘60s; Evolution of Organic, Fierce Green Fire), and Alex Binder of the media collective Unicorn Riot. Hosted by Bioneers co-founder and filmmaker Kenny Ausubel (Changing of the Gods).

Bay Room

May 14th | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm


Alex Binder
Multimedia Journalist
Unicorn Riot
Clayton Thomas-Müller
Stop It At The Source’ Campaigner
Mark Kitchell
Documentary Filmmaker
Kenny Ausubel
CEO and Founder
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