ITVS and Geneva University, in collaboration with the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Mission to Geneva, will present the Geneva Forum on Social Change, June 5 and 6 at the Geneva International Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland.
The forum aims to explore key issues facing communities around the globe, with a focus on the uses of documentary film as a tool for education and policy making in international public affairs. The program will include 10 documentary films from ITVS International filmmakers, along with six issue-based panels, two workshops and three keynote speakers––including, from South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
The Geneva Forum is an excellent opportunity to connect our award-winning international documentary content with the world's leading NGOs and other organizations who can use these media tools in powerful and creative ways. Geneva's unique place in the world of diplomacy and international public affairs makes it the ideal place to build and expand partnerships around the use of documentary film in many issues of global importance. The Geneva Forum grew out of a collaboration between ITVS and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), where a similar event, “Windows on the World,” was produced on the NPS campus in Monterey, Calif., in October 2008. Windows on the World included a similar mix of ITVS International’s documentary films along with high-level panels and speakers. The Geneva Forum on Social Change is free and open to the public. Registration will take place on-site beginning at 8 AM both days. Online registration for individual sessions is encouraged.
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