Skip to content

Creating Films, Creating Change

March 22, 2010

Filmmakers and change-makers: on Thursday, after the Job Fair, be sure to wander over to Ward I (lower level) for a 5:15-6:30 p.m. conversation with Peabody-award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand, sponsored by The Center for Social Media , with the SOC Women’s Collective, the AU Career Center, and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking.

Building on a decade of developing innovative outreach and organizing efforts around the distribution of her own films, Helfand co-founded Working Films in 1999, and, more recently, Chicken & Egg Pictures, which funds and promotes women’s documentary projects directed toward social change.  Helfand’s own filmography includes: the Sundance-award-winning, twice Emmy-nominated Blue Vinyl (co-directed with Daniel B. Gold), and its Peabody-award-winning prequel A Healthy Baby Girl (a five-year video-diary about her experience with DES related cancer), Everything’s Cool (on global warming prophets and revisionists, co-directed with Daniel Gold), and, most recently, Cooked, a film in progress (screened this past Sunday at the DC Environmental Film Festival), on a deadly 1995 heat wave in Chicago and the lessons it offers on environmental disasters, social inequity, and communal responsibility.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: