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CSUSM Media Makers Spring 2018

Media Makers Program Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 5:30 to 8:15 p.m., Arts Building, Room 240. Free and open to the community.

Presenting the best in World and U.S. independent film, video and beyond. Sponsored by Arts and Technology/SOFA and with support from Instructionally Related Activities program.

Feb 7: Media Makers: An Evening with Stephen Gaydos
VP & Executive Editor of Variety, the most important publication in the entertainment business. Stephen Gaydos oversees all editorial for features, events, creative partnerships, custom publishing and other special projects. Additionally, he writes screenplays, often for legendary director Monte Hellman. http://variety.com/author/steven-gaydos/

Feb 14: Birthright: A War Story
This powerful documentary tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the campaign to take control of reproductive health care. The film examines the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is becoming a public health crisis. This is the real-life “Handmade’s Tale.” Skype question and answer with director Civia Tamarkin following the film. https://www.birthrightfilm.com/

Feb 28: Media Makers: "Resistance is Life, “ with Filmmaker Apo Bazidi
Filmmaker Apo Bazidi
 presents his stunning documentary, Resistance Is Life (2017) which explores Kurdish resistance to ISIS on the border of Syria and Turkey through the eyes of Evlin, an eight-year-old girl. “Resistance Is Life” (Berxwedan Jiyane in Kurdish) is the motto of the spirit in which the people of Kobane persist through months of devastating attacks. http://www.resistancemovie.com/ 

March 14: Media Makers: Femme Frontera
Curator/ filmmaker Angie Reza Tures and Femmes Frontera are a festival of filmmakers, a collective, a movement: they are six women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region who advocate for the amplification of films made by female filmmakers from borders across the globe. This second edition expands the work presented to explore other borders around the world. http://www.femmefrontera.org/

April 11: (Way) Beyond Film with Dr. Cesar Baio
Dr. Cesar Baio
 is an artist and scholar who creates photography, video and interactive experiences using procedures such as reverse engineering, playful occupation of information networks and subversion of industrial devices. His work triggers discussions about the insertion of technology into our cultural practices and power structures. https://cesarbaio.net/

 April 25: Media Makers: San Diego Asian Film Festival: Secret Screening/Guests
Artistic director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, Dr. Brian Hu, brings guests from the Spring SFAFF to campus for a “secret screening.” https://pacarts.org/spring-showcase/

 May 2: Media Makers: Hotel Everest: The Movie with filmmaker Claudia Sobral
In Israel and Palestine, the road to peace is a steep climb. The Hotel Everest sits at one of the very few locations between Israel and Palestine where members of both communities are able to interact with one another. A meeting is arranged: to understand the humanity in "the other" and forge connections that promote empathy, understanding and, in their wildest hopes, peace. Discussion with Dr. Tamar Arieli and the filmmaker, Claudia Sobral. Presented with the support of the Murray Galinson San Diego-Isreal Initiative. http://www.hoteleverestthemovie.com/

May 11: CSUSM Student Media Festival, with support from Media Makers
The 13th Annual CSUSM Student Media Festival brings together student media makers, the faculty, the community and area professionals for a festive, juried screening with prizes in a number of categories. Friday, May 11. Reception 6 p.m., Program at 7 p.m. in ARTS111. This event will sell out. Entry and previous years films: https://www.csusm.edu/sofa/studentwork/mediafest/index.html