Steve Ellington (EIA) and Alexandra Garcia (iLCP)

Festival Recap: Visual Storytelling for Environmental Nonprofits

October 14, 2015 by Mandar Apte

By Jen Smith “If you want to win the hearts of and minds of people, it’s through stories,” said Media Rise co-founder Mandar Apte, introducing a workshop on media’s role in promoting environmental sustainability on Wednesday, September 30 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The workshop panelists included the following environmental activists and storytellers: Steve Ellington –

Watermark at Media Rise

Festival Recap: “Watermark” Explores How Humans Shape Nature

October 13, 2015 by Karolle Rabarison

by Sharon Hartzell On Wednesday, September 30, Media Rise screened the film Watermark at the Carnegie Institution for Science. The film, directed by Jennifer Baichwal and photographer Edward Burtynsky, features stunning imagery and global stories of how water shapes the human experience. Watermark opens with a cascade of water, beautiful and imposing, pouring from the Xiaolangdi Dam


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.