Titled "Documentary Film and Social Change", the panel will examine documentary film including features, community engaged projects, and cell-phone footage as political discourse directed towards social change. It will also discuss documentary as a means to examine public life and engage public participation in social issues. College of Media faculty members Jay Rosenstein, professor of media and cinema studies; Alison Davis, lecturer in journalism; and Angela Aguayo, associate professor of media and cinema studies, will head the panel.
The esteemed guest panelists will include Oscar-nominated documentarian Kirby Dick ("The Invisible War"), acclaimed filmmaker Sacha Jenkins ("Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men") and award-winning documentarian Dawn Porter ("John Lewis: Good Trouble").
The second virtual event for the 2020 Ebert Symposium will stream Thursday, October 22nd, at 5pm CT on the YouTube channel and Facebook page of Ebertfest. The third event will be broadcast on Thursday, November 5th. To submit discussion questions to the panelists, please fill out this form in advance of each event.