June 16, 2010

NYU Symposium on Monday June 21 with Nina Berman, Larry Towell and Ed Kashi

The lecture season continues for me and I'm very excited to mention an upcoming event next Monday, June 21st at NYU, with myself, Nina Berman and Larry Towell. Please see link below to find out more. It will be a stimulating and lively discussion about photography's ability to impact human rights.

June 15, 2010

FIRESTORM on NPR Radio Show

Tune in today at 9am PST or 12pm EST to the Mind Body Health & Politics radio show on the NPR affiliate KZYX to listen as host Dr. Richard Miller highlights our film FIRESTORM in his discussion of the nation's health care crisis.

Dr. Miller will interview FIRESTORM director Julie Winokur, paramedic and EMS District Captain Dave Pimentle, and ER doctor and Regional Medical Director for Emergent Medical Associates Dr. Lee Weiss. A patient who saw firsthand what happens when you don't have access to health care and have to call 911 when sick will also be interviewed.

You can also listen to the show live by clicking on the following link:

http://www.mindbodyhealthpolitics.org/listen

Have any thoughts, comments, or questions in response to the broadcast? Post them here and start a conversation!

June 2, 2010

DENIED showcases at Media That Matters Film Festival


DENIED, our short film about one woman's struggle with breast cancer and her even bigger challenge to survive without insurance, has been selected for the Media That Matters Film Festival (MTM) and will be screening tonight in NYC at the School of Visual Arts Theatre at 7 p.m. Following the screening of DENIED, filmmaker Julie Winokur will participate in a Q&A.

The MTM Film Festival is a project of Arts Engine, a media production company that promotes the use of independent media by advocates, educators and the general public to "spur critical consideration of pressing social issues." Every year, the MTM Film Festival selects 12 short films to showcase at theaters across the country, online and at community screenings. The festival launches in New York City tonight, with a World Premiere and an Awards Ceremony at HBO where each filmmaker is honored and many receive cash awards. Arrive early to take part in the impACT salon with some of MTM's presenting partners for Take Action opportunities, have a chance to meet the festival filmmakers and enjoy free ice cream cones generously donated by the Raw IceCream Company.

Click the link below to learn more about MTM and to buy tickets for tonight's world premiere of the 10th annual MTM collection. (The Center for Social Media community is receiving a special discount; enter the code MTMSPECIAL at checkout and receive $2 off the regular ticket price of $13.)