“Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.”

-Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Join us for CHQ 2018 Week 9: Documentary Film as Facilitator: Storytelling, Influence, and Civil Discourse August 19th-25th

With crowdsourcing, social media campaigns and new distribution channels, films aimed at effecting social and cultural change have found audiences unlike any time in the history of the art form. But how do we measure the impact of such films — from changing minds to changing policy? To close the 2018 season, filmmakers and film lovers gather for a weeklong festival featuring screenings and conversations in venues throughout the grounds, all alongside the Institution’s renowned lecture and arts programs. We consider the filmmaker’s role and intentions as artist, storyteller, journalist, advocate and activist; the business decisions that influence the distribution and marketing campaigns behind such films; and the effectiveness of films to create empathy — and prompt action — in its audiences.

Check out the titles below as well as our collection of Week 9 Speaker Books.

The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781941040720
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Published: Tin House Books - September 12th, 2017

America on Film: Modernism, Documentary, and a Changing America Cover Image
$35.99
ISBN: 9780521009317
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Cambridge University Press - March 12th, 2013

On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director Cover Image
By Alexander Mackendrick, Paul Cronin (Editor), Martin Scorsese (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780571211258
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 11th, 2005

The Independent Filmmaker's Guide: Make Your Feature Film for $2,000 Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780879104238
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Published: Limelight Editions - September 1st, 2012

Everything You Need to Know about Social Media: Without Having to Call A Kid Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781501132445
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 14th, 2017

In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God Paperback Edition Cover Image
By Gene Robinson, Desmond Tutu (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781596272811
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Published: Church Publishing - March 1st, 2016

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781451617535
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Touchstone - March 11th, 2014

Master Shots Vol 1, 2nd Edition: 100 Advanced Camera Techniques to Get an Expensive Look on Your Low Budget Movie Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781615930876
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Published: Michael Wiese Productions - April 1st, 2012