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2017 AFI DOCS Film Festival

2017 AFI DOCS Film Festival

2017 AFI DOCS Film Festival

Festival dates: June 14-18 in Washington, DC.
Purchase passes and tickets at afi.com/afidocs

The 15th edition of AFI DOCS will showcase 103 films representing 28 countries — including three world premieres, two international premieres, three North American premieres, seven U.S. premieres and five East Coast premieres. This year’s program includes 11 Spotlight Screenings, a selection of some of the most anticipated documentaries of the year: the world premiere of ATOMIC HOMEFRONT (DIR Rebecca Cammisa), DOLORES (DIR Peter Bratt), AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER (DIRS Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk), the U.S. premiere of MAMA COLONEL (DIR Dieudo Hamadi), the international premiere of MOSQUITO (DIR Su Rynard), NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK (DIR Dustin Harrison-Atlas), THE REAGAN SHOW (DIRS Pacho Velez, Sierra Pettengill), the U.S. premiere of RECRUITING FOR JIHAD (DIRS Adel Khan Farooq, Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen), RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD (DIRS Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana), the world premiere of TOUGH GUYS (DIRS Henry Roosevelt, W.B. Zullo) and WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME” (DIRS Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal).

Michon Boston Group is the producer for the AFI DOCS Public Media Forum sponsored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Friday, June 16 at the District Architecture Center (421 7th Street, NW), 10 AM – 3:30 PM

Panelists:
Andi McDaniel, Senior Director Content and News, WAMU 88.5
Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer, Frontline
Phil Bertelsen, Producer & Director, Realization Pictures
Whitney Dow, filmmaker, Veterans Coming Home, POV “Whiteness Project”
John Yang, Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
Caty Borum Chattoo, Director, Center for Media and Social Impact, American University
Emmalee Hackshaw, Director of Community Engagement, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Loira Limbal, Vice President, Firelight Media
Naomi Sarobin, Radio General Manager, WHYY, Editor for “Keystone Crossroads”
Eliza Licht, Vice President Content Strategy and Engagement, POV
Frank Popper, Director, Gentlemen of Vision

Marlon Wharton, CEO/ Founder, Gentlemen of Vision Rites of Passage INC.
Chris Hastings, Executive Producer and Editorial Manager, WORLD Channel and WORLDChannel.org
Amy Shaw, Executive Producer, Gentlemen of Vision; Senior Vice President of Community Engagement at the Nine Network of Public Media

Featured Case Study: GENTLEMEN OF VISION (Frank Popper, Tim Kirchherr)

More information about the AFI DOCS forums available at afi.com/afidocs/forum.