People. Passion. Perspective.—P.O.V - Twenty Years of Documentary Film, Day 1

Conference Thu 8 Nov 2007 7.00PM-9.00PM The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission: $15 for both days, free for all students and Faculty.
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The New School Media Studies Program and Documentary Certificate Program are pleased to sponsor a two day conference celebrating the 20th Anniversary of P.O.V., ("point of view") PBS' award-winning independent documentary film series.

P.O.V. is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, P.O.V. has presented over 225 films to public television audiences across the country. P.O.V. films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

The conference is held on November 8 and 9, 2007, at the New School's Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, and features a mix of screenings of films from the past 20 seasons, filmmaker Q&A's, receptions, and panel discussions.

Filmmakers attending include
Elizabeth Barret, Stranger with a Camera
Whitney Dow and Marco Williams, Two Towns of Jasper
Anthony Giacchino and members from The Camden 28
Thomas Allen Harris, The Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela
Carlos Sandoval, Farmingville
Dorothy Thigpen, Executive Director of Third World Newsreel

Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies and Film, The New School

Special remarks by Steven M. Gorelik, Professor of Media Studies, Hunter College, CUNY.

Opening Night Program
Thursday, November 8th
6:45pm Opening Remarks and Screening of Election Day
8:15pm Q&A with filmmakers, moderated by Michelle Materre