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Master Class: Social Activism Through Storytelling
Registration is open until July 15, 2050
Bonni Cohen
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At the heart of every successful social activist movement is a compelling story. This three-hour, live, online master class dove into strategies for making media that moves the needle on social issues and galvanizes its audience to make change. 


Topics presented include:

  • Identifying your story’s core message
  • Strategies for impactful storytelling
  • Partnering with relevant organizations to spread your message 
  • Taking your story beyond screens with an impact campaign
  • Potential roadblocks and ethical considerations of activist storytelling 
  • Successful examples of activist storytelling in both fiction and nonfiction

The Master Class took place in our virtual classroom on Monday, July 15 from 10:00AM - 1:00PM PST. 


Co-Instructor
Jon Shenk has directed and photographed many award-winning films. Most recently, Jon co-directed and photographed AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER which was selected to be the opening night film of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, short-listed for the 2018 Oscars and nominated for a 2018 BAFTA for Best Documentary. His other films include AUDRIE & DAISY, THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, and LOST BOYS OF SUDAN. more...
Co-Instructor
Bonni Cohen has produced and directed an array of award-winning films. Most recently, Bonni co-directed AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER which was selected to be the opening night film of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, short-listed for the 2018 Oscars and nominated for a 2018 BAFTA for Best Documentary. Her other projects include AUDRIE & DAISY, THE ISLAND PRESIDENT, and WONDERS ARE MANY. more...

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