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