Visiting Filmmakers Daniele Anastasion and Eric Strauss
Human Rights Film Series
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2011 (All day)
Location: American University, Katzen Arts Center
The Center for Social Media will be hosting Daniele Anastasion and Eric Strauss for a Pull Focus interview, graduate film master class and screening of their latest film, The Redemption of General Butt Naked, the third in the 2011 Human Rights Film Series.
2:10 PM Graduate Film Master Class (registered students only)
5:30 PM Human Rights Film Series*
Screening: The Redemption of General Butt Naked followed by Q&A with the Director and special guest.
*Co-sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at AU's Washington College of Law
Joshua Milton Blahyi is an evangelical Christian preacher, he is also formerly one of the most feared and bloodthirsty warlords of the 14-year Liberian civil war. Known as "General Butt Naked," Joshua believed he was invincible when fighting naked with an AK-47, as did his troops. Today we find him spreading the good word, telling his story of redemption, and seeking the forgiveness of his victims, his soldiers, and the courts. Beautifully shot and surprisingly up close, the filmmakers present the chilling portrait of a man whose culpability and idea of reconciliation are inherently at odds.
This year's theme, "Storytelling across Platforms," focuses on today's evolving media world...
Making Your Media Matter 2010: Strategic from the Start--Developing Synergies to Build Your ConversationLisa Smithline of Cultural Front Productions moderated this panel--which included Patrice O'Neill,...
Alyce Myatt, Executive Director of Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media; Jessica Clark, Director...