Session Type(s): Training
Training Tag(s): Communications
Starts: Thursday, Jul. 16 10:30 AM
Ends: Thursday, Jul. 16 11:45 AM
Room: 229 B
Using media is a must for activists. But how do you select the best story to catalyze action? Do you want to bring people of different perspectives together, or drive home a particular policy solution? And how will you measure impact? This workshop will help activists who use and/or produce short videos and other story-based media to employ a practical framework for assessing a video’s strengths against the social, cultural and policy change goals they seek. We’ll use Active Voice’s 2015 ONWARD campaign, which draws on a curated platform of immigration focused stories, as a real-time example and feature local case-studies of Arizona-based activists who have used impactful short videos to advance their work.
Sahar Driver is Program Manager at Active Voice, a nonprofit nationally recognized leader in the use of film, television, and digital media to put a human face on public policy. Her work to date has focused on T.V. production, the use of story-based film and media to support justice, critical media literacy, cross-cultural alliance building, and policy research that employs practices in power analysis. Sahar is currently working towards a PhD in Anthropology and Social Change.