Screening Liberally: Using Social Media for Social Change

by Hale Thompson, Guest Blogger for the Network at Netroots Nation 2011 Where are the soundtracks and films for our movements? Although creative voices from the social margins do not get much play via mainstream media outlets, social media has proven to be an excellent way to disseminate our stories. Here are the inspiring worksContinue reading “Screening Liberally: Using Social Media for Social Change”

Lessons from Hollywood

by Hale Thompson, Guest Blogger for the Network at Netroots Nation 2011 As an aspiring, starving filmmaker, this afternoon I ventured over to ‘Moving Hearts and Minds, What Hollywood Can Teach Progressive Activists.’ Marta Evry, a film editor from Blue Cow Productions, took us through some guiding principles and very simple film and video adContinue reading “Lessons from Hollywood”