Citizen Voices is a one-day event scheduled for October 15th, featuring a panel discussion and series of breakout sessions covering ethics, techniques and best practices of non-fiction filmmaking. A partnership with the New Orleans Film Festival and hosted by the Louisiana Humanities Center, this educational event is suited for everyone from seasoned documentary filmmakers to community storytellers and film novices.
Topics will include Ethics of Representation, Legal issues and Fair Use, Constructing and Finding Your Story, Funding and Outreach and more. Contributors will include award winning documentary filmmakers, featured guests of the New Orleans Film Festival and seasoned journalists who will share with you the best practices and ethical questions that can and will come up when shooting and editing a non-fiction project. Scenes from a variety of documentaries will be referenced to illustrate the topics of discussion.
This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Louisiana Humanities Center at 1:30 PM. Please see below for a detailed schedule of the panel and breakout sessions.
EVENT SCHEDULE: 1:30 – 5:25pm
CITIZEN VOICES PANEL: Who Are You? Who Am I?: Questions about Representation in Documentary Film (See below for panelists)
LA Humanities Center // 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1: Funding & Outreach
Breakout Leaders: Luisa Dantas (Land of Opportunity, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price), Ada McMahon (Media Fellow at Bridge the Gulf), Nancy Schwartzman (The Line, xoxosms)
La Humanities Center // 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2: Constructing Your Story
Breakout Leaders: Rebecca Snedeker (By Invitation Only, Desire), Tim Watson (Editor – Music’s Gonna Get You Through, Bury The Hatchet, By Invitation Only)
La Humanities Center // 3:50 – 4:35 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 3: Make It Legal
Breakout Leader: Bryan Myers (Seasoned ABC Journalist and Peabody and Emmy Award Winner)
La Humanities Center // 4:40 – 5:25 p.m.
CITIZEN VOICES PANELISTS:
Sandra Dixon (Co-Director of the Documentary Program at Wake Forest University, Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power)
Rebecca Ferris (Miller’s Tale, Can’t Stop the Water)
Ben Lemoine (The Experiment)
Angela Tucker ((A) Sexual, Black Folks Don’t)
Luisa Dantas – Moderator (Land of Opportunity, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price)