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Crafting Impactful Media: Ethics and Narrative Strategies
Start Date:
August 17, 2023 10:00 am
End Date:
August 18, 2023 4:30 pm
Workshop Language
English
Start Date:
August 17, 2023 10:00 am
End Date:
August 18, 2023 4:30 pm
Workshop Language
English
About the Workshop:

Join Lina Srivastava, AFS cultural envoy and Founder of the Center for Transformational Change, for discussion, case study presentations and live inquires on the use of documentary and media to tell ethical stories and engage people towards social justice and equality.

Day 1: “Making Your Media Matter: Ethics and Narrative Strategies”: In this session, Srivastava maps out her theory of narrative strategy for social change, including case studies on her social impact projects and lead a discussion on ethical narrative, voice and representation in film and creative projects.

Day 2: "Community Storytelling, Leadership, and Systems Change”: In this session, Srivastava takes participants deeper into the topic of community voice to effect social change through storytelling and cultural expression and the role that documentary, narrative films and other forms of media can play in transformational change and strengthening community leadership.

Target Audience: Directors, Producers, Film Students, Screenwriters, Impact Producers
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Notes: Workshop Participant Number: Up to 12

Workshop Host(s):

Lina Srivastava

Lina Srivastava is a strategist, advocate and producer who catalyses systems change by combining technology, culture, and art. She creates cultural and narrative-based social change initiatives with NGOs, global institutions, artists, and independent media creators. Srivastava is the founder of the Center for Transformational Change, a global impact platform to cultivate community power to build just futures. She previously founded CIEL | Creative Impact and Experience Lab, an innovation studio working at the intersection of human rights, international development, and narrative strategies. A former attorney and former non-profit executive director, she has collaborated with organizations such as the ICRC, UNICEF, UNESCO, the IRC, the World Bank, The New Humanitarian and FilmAid.

Srivastava has designed and supported social engagement campaigns for several award-winning documentaries, including the Oscar-winning “Born into Brothels” and “Inocente", Sundance-award winning “Who Is Dayani Cristal?”, Emmy-nominated “The Devil Came on Horseback” and “Call Me Ganda”; and for immersive media and arts projects, such as the UN-award winning “Priya's Shakti”, Emmy-nominated “Traveling While Black”, ArtNews-named "Defining Works of 2020" In Plain Sight, The Enemy and My City Istanbul.

Srivastava is a Fulbright Specialist, on the US State Department’s American Film Showcase roster, faculty-at-large in the Masters of Design for Social Innovation Program and faculty in the Masters of Products of Design Program at SVA. She has been a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Fellow, a recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation leadership grant, a Rockwood Institute/JustFilms Fellow, a Boehm Media Fellow, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is a graduate of New York University School of Law.

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