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Saturday, November 1 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Telling Our Stories: Documentary Filmmakers Spotlighting Women's Stories

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Two-time Emmy Award-winning documentarian June Cross once said: Good journalists don’t just write about issues, instead, journalists often focus on engaging audiences by telling the stories of people who are affected by these larger issues. Be it race, culture or class; politics, business or activism; sports, arts or entertainment — women have something to say on these issues. This panel of filmmakers (and journalists-turned-filmmakers) will explore the breadth of telling women’s stories in documentaries, providing an overview of the rewards and challenges for journalists in the documentary arena: Are there differences in methodology as the filmmaker and the journalist? Does the medium matter (broadcast, cable, public television, film or the Internet)? What do journalists need to know before delving into the documentary world? Come hear these women share stories about their films and their process, then see their films during our first-ever JAWS CAMP Film Festival, with opportunities for more in-depth Q&As following the screening. Panelists:
  • Mary Trunk, producer-director, Lost In Living;
  • Carol Bash, producer-director, Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band,
  • Katina Alexander Dunn, producer-director, Kumpania (YouTube video trailer, plus a Flamenco flash mob)
  • Mary Dore, director, She's Beautiful When She's Angry
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Moderators
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Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn

Journalist
Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn is a Los Angeles-based journalist with deep roots in publishing, covering media and entertainment (television and film, in particular), the convergence of art and culture, and stories of identity and empowerment among women and African Americans. A former Associated Press columnist, her work has also appeared in Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Essence, among others. Beyond her work in... Read More →

Speakers
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Carol Bash

Founder and President, Paradox Films
Carol Bash is the Founder and President of Paradox Films. "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band," is the company’s premier project. The documentary will be broadcast nationally on PBS in 2015. Also in development are: the "Gaze Project," an interactive visual installation; and "We Want Possible," a documentary on the social challenges and growth of assistive technology for people with disabilities.  | | Carol has worked... Read More →
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Mary Dore

Mary Dore is an award-winning documentary producer who brings an activist perspective to her films. Dore grew up in Auburn, Maine and began her career with a Boston film collective that produced independent historical documentaries, including “Children of Labor” (1977) which premiered at the New York Film Festival. She’s produced television series for Maine Public Broadcasting, and 13/WNET in New York. Among her independent... Read More →
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Katina Alexander Dunn

Director and producer Katina Alexander Dunn was born in Chicago and worked as production manager, art director, feature writer, columnist and editor for publications such as Triad, Chicago Sun­Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Newsweek, New York Times, Core Media weeklies and the Orange County Register. | | “Kumpania” is her first feature documentary, about a hidden subculture of Los Angeles never seen on film before... Read More →
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Mary Trunk

Documentarian
Mary Trunk started as a painter, became a dancer and choreographer and has been making films for almost 20 years. Her first feature length film "The Watershed" screened at over 30 film festivals worldwide and won numerous best documentary awards. She spent seven years filming four mother/artists for her most recently completed third documentary feature "Lost In Living" (www.maandpafilms.com/lostinliving). She recorded births, female friendship... Read More →


Saturday November 1, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Fiesta 1, 2, 5

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