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"Tidewater" & "The Burden" @ American University

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7:00 pm – 9:15 pm, SOC Event Space

Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater

Program to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Free and Open to the Public (First Come, First Seated)

Filmmaking for Decision-Makers: A case-study of American Resilience Project’s Tidewater, & The Burden

Join award-winning Director and Founder of American Resilience Project, Roger Sorkin for an evening of film and discussion about the importance of crafting stories that speak clearly to citizens as well as decision-makers and politicians. 

Since 2015, American Resilience Project, an innovative hybrid between a nonprofit organization and film production company, has produced films that cut through the partisan divide as vital tools for achieving consensus around considering environmental challenges as ones of national security and economic opportunity,

The Burden (2015) and Tidewater (2017) have been shown at NATO Headquarters, in the White House, on Capitol Hill, at State Houses across the country, and at the NASDAQ Stock Market —in addition to the traditional film festival circuit and public broadcasting. Hear from the Director of both films about how and why his films are made to speak to those in power.