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Nov. 16: “Newtown” and the gun violence epidemic

When: Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 4-6:30 p.m. EST
Where: The offices of Philanthropy New York | 1500 Broadway, 7th Floor | New York, NY
Cost: Free for Philanthropy New York/Media Impact Funders members; $150 for non-members

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Highlights from our Documenting Impact discussion on “The Look of Silence”

The Look of Silence, is, I hope, a poem about a silence borne of terror—a poem about the necessity of breaking that silence, but also about the trauma that comes when silence is broken. Maybe the film is a monument to silence—a reminder that although we want to move on, look away and think of other things, nothing will make whole what has been broken.” —Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer

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The 2016 Media Impact Forum in photos

Photography by Albert Yee

From the looks of it, we had a lot of great conversations going on throughout the day during our Media Impact Forum on June 28. Check out our gallery here.

Want more on the Media Impact Forum? Go here. There you’ll find the link to our Storify and the entire video archive from the day.

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“Who Is Dayani Cristal” OVEE recap: Must-see excerpts from our online screening & chat


“These people, as much as they are invisible in life, they are invisible in death. It’s very hard to identify them. Nobody’s out there looking for them.”
-Who Is Dayani Cristal

Last week, we hosted an OVEE screening featuring clips and conversation from Who Is Dayani Cristal, a 2013 Sundance award-winning documentary that retraces the steps of Yohan, a Honduran migrant who died on a journey to cross the border into the United States.

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“If You Build It”: A screening & conversation about building better communities

When: March 13, 2016 | 7-9:30 p.m. EST
Where: Sofitel Hotel | 120 S. 17th St. | Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please join us from 7-9:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia for a screening of the documentary film If You Build It, followed by a conversation with filmmakers Christine O’Malley (Wordplay; I.O.U.S.A.) and Neal Baer (ER; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).

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Highlights from “Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: A conversation with Stanley Nelson”

When: Feb. 17, 2016 | 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: The Prince Theater, Philadelphia, PA

Stanley Nelson may have spent eight years making his latest film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, but it took only two hours to capture the attention of millions around the globe. Premiering Tuesday night on PBS’ Independent Lens, the documentary sparked the No. 1 trending Twitter hashtag—#BlackPanthersPBSin the world.

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