Get Up, Stand Up: Using Media to Be Heard

SAT, AUG 20, 2005 (1:29:28)

Filmmakers and other media makers who have used the medium of film to get their messages across share some tools to help you let your voice be heard. Audiences can make a difference! As viewers of film, television, and theater you can have a lot of control over what you see. If you don’t like the images, if the content is questionable, if you are tired of seeing the same thing, or if you want to see more, this lecture explores how you can take a more active role in changing what you see. This panel discussion is a part of the 2005 Roxbury Film Festival, a project of ACT Roxbury.

+ BIO: Byron Hurt

Byron Hurt is an award winning documentary filmmaker, a published writer, and an anti sexism activist. His most recent documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It was later broadcast nationally on the Emmy award winning PBS series Independent Lens, drawing an audience of more than 1.3 million viewers. As an activist, Byron has served as a long-time gender violence prevention educator. The former Northeastern University football quarterback was also a founding member of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, the leading college based rape and domestic violence prevention initiative for college and professional athletics. Hurt is also the former Associate Director of the first gender violence prevention program in the US Marine Corps.

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