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SXSW Masterclass // Austin, TX

  • Violet Crown Theater 434 W 2nd St. Austin, TX 78701 United States (map)

The Human Rights Foundation asserts that half the world’s population lives under authoritarianism. What can storytellers, filmmakers, and artists do to push back against oppression and create positive change in the world?

You're invited to join the Moving Picture Institute's human rights-based screening and masterclass. Featuring a sneak peak screening of the first five episodes of Smock Media's "Witness Project" mini-documentary series and special bonus clips, the panel will discuss how filmmakers can amplify the work of human rights activists worldwide. 

Doors open // 6:45pm
Masterclass // 7:00pm
Reception to follow (drink included in ticket price for attendees 21+)

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More about the speakers:

  • Jim Warnock, who has a background in entertainment, aids activists fighting for freedom from Syria to Venezuela to North Korea and works in fundraising and programming to find creative solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues.

  • Hawk Jensen is the founder of Smock Media and filmmaker behind the "Witness Project" series, as well as the director of the "Mindful Editor" editing seminar which takes part in partnership with the Moving Picture Institute.

  • Lana Link is a writer/producer and vice president of talent development at the Moving Picture Institute.

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