Archive for September, 2015

Where Media Meets Alternative Energy

September 29, 2015 by Karolle Rabarison

Interview produced by Sharon Hartzell. Innovation in technology and media go hand-in-hand for Kimberly Williams, Media Rise sponsor and co-founder of the Solar Fuels Institute, a global consortium of researchers dedicated to solving the energy crisis. Williams is also President of the Board of Directors for Mountainfilm, an annual documentary festival held in Telluride, CO.

Watermark film

Environmental Issues at 24 Frames per Second

September 26, 2015 by Karolle Rabarison

Interview produced by Sharon Hartzell. Media Rise recently spoke Owen Davies and Peter O’Brien, both film and media consultants who have extensive backgrounds in the nonprofit and media worlds, including DC’s Environmental Film Festival. Environmental. Owen and Peter are co-organizers of this year’s festival. With support from the DC office of Motion Picture and Television Development,

Accountability Lab, Monrovia, Liberia

Powerful Citizen Media to Champion Responsible Governments

September 23, 2015 by Karolle Rabarison

Interview produced by Katie Gach. I recently sat down with Blair Glencorse, Executive Director of Accountability Lab. The Lab “catalyzes a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world.” As part of this year’s Media Rise festival, Blair will lead a workshop on media’s role in promoting civic engagement, happening at the OpenGov


PRESS RELEASE: Media Rise Festival Kicks Off in D.C. on September 28

September 20, 2015 by Mandar Apte

WHAT: The 3rd annual Media Rise Festival returns to Washington, D.C. on September 28 – October 4. The 2015 festival will explore how media can build trust and empathy through individual voices and community systems. Topics this year include: VOICES Race, Ethnicity & Indigenous Issues Gender & Sexuality SYSTEMS Governance & Accountability Environmental Sustainability The

Emily Rasowsky

What It Means to Be a Woman in Tech

September 11, 2015 by Karolle Rabarison

Interview produced by Ann Li. Emily Rasowsky is a DC-based digital strategist with a penchant for using entrepreneurship and social media to form creative solutions on issues where she sees pressing gaps. She has an undergraduate degree from George Washington University, where she started an organization on sexual violence awareness that leveraged online tools to


Sharing the Stories of Young, Undocumented Immigrants

September 8, 2015 by Karolle Rabarison

Interview produced by Erik Moe. RISERS is a film and educational program driven by the first-person perspectives of young undocumented immigrants whose lives and stories are emblematic of the need for immigration reform. Their statements examine their respective journeys to the US, anecdotes from their childhood, and how they are contributing to American society. We recently