Saturday, May 28, 2016
List Auditorium, 64 College Street
Brown alumnae continue to take the documentary film field by storm, capturing some of the most prestigious prizes. No issue – from race to gender roles to religion – is off-limits. Award winning alumnae panelists had a no holds barred conversation about how they inspire, provoke, and engage their audiences. They discussed the motivations that stir them and the roadblocks they face in the world of documentary film. Watch the video here.
- Marcela Gaviria ’91, filmmaker, Chasing Heroin; producer, writer & director, RAINmedia
- Rory Kennedy ’91, filmmaker, Last Days in Vietnam; co-founder, Moxie Firecracker Films
- Alison Klayman '06, filmmaker, Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry; director, AliKlay Productions
- Debbie Lum '91, filmmaker, producer & writer, Seeking Asian Female
Moderator: Betsy West ’73, P’17, Fred W. Friendly Professor of Professional Practice in Media and Society, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Introduction: Jean E. Howard Ph.D. ’70, Chair, Pembroke Center Associates Council
This commencement forum is sponsored by the Pembroke Center Associates and the Women’s Leadership Council of Brown University.
(Distributed April 27, 2016)