When Experimental Storytelling Provokes Social Inquiry

Sunday, January 22, noon–1:30 p.m.


500 Main St.

The New School hosts a conversation that explores storytelling forms that have impact beyond the screen. We'll discuss how both creative end products and the act of creation itself can address issues of social justice and inclusion. Faculty across various fields will share practices and illustrative examples from their work and invite attendees to consider using experimental techniques to conduct social inquiry and probe how nonconventional filmmaking can empower others. Presented by The New School

Melanie Crean (Media Design Professor at The New School's Parsons School of Design / Interdisciplinary filmmaker, The Ellipses project)
Erica Fae (Drama Professor at The New School / Writer and Director, To Keep The Light)
Abou Farman (Anthropology Professor at The New School for Social Research / Producer, Icaros: A Vision)
Nitin Sawhney (Media Studies Professor at The New School / Director, Zona Intervenida)
Caveh Zahedi (Culture and Media Professor at The New School / Filmmaker, The Show About the Show)

Panels are open to all Festival credential holders on a space-available basis.


Melanie Crean
Erica Fae
Abou Farman
Nitin Sawhney
Caveh Zahedi
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