Massachusetts College of Art and Design

PCE Lecture: Community Supported Film: NIRV

PCE Thursday Night Lecture Series presents filmmaker, producer and continuing education instructor, Michael Sheridan.

Michael Sheridan is founder and director of Community Supported Film and SheridanWorks. For twenty years Michael has produced films on people challenging the status quo and improving their economic and social condition. Michael has taught filmmaking for 15 years at the community and university level. In 1996 he co-founded Oxfam America’s documentary production unit, and later served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Indonesia. Michael founded Community Supported Film in 2010 to provide intensive training in documentary filmmaking to storytellers and activists in conflicted and developing communities. Their stories are screened in public engagement campaigns to educate concerned citizens and policymakers about sustainable paths to a more equitable and peaceful world.

Join us for a lecture and screening of excerpts from two films in New Immigrant and Refugee Visions project. The first, made by Qin Li and edited by Alex Morelli, tells the story of Indian immigrants whose daughter is campaigning to be elected as the first woman of color on the city council of Revere, MA. The second was made by Abdirahman Abdi and edited by Peter Rhodes; Abdi’s film tells the story of tells the story of a Somali family living in Roxbury, MA dealing with intergenerational conflict about how to balance maintaining traditions with embracing American culture

Thursday, March 22 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Kennedy, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Event Type

Lecture, Screening

Campus Calendar

Campus Calendar

Departments

Continuing Education, Film/Video

Open to the Public

Yes

Cost

0

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