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Fledgling Completes First Engagement Lab

In October, we wrapped up our first Fledgling Engagement Lab. The Lab brought eight social issue documentary film teams together along with experts and mentors to design and implement effective outreach and engagement strategies. After 18 months of programming, we are incredibly proud of the results.…

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The Power of Virtual Reality and Interactive Documentary

Written by Sheila Leddy: I recently attended IDFA and spent a lot of time at the DocLab Expo: Seamless Reality. With over 30 installations, about a third of them virtual reality projects, I was able to really explore different approaches to virtual reality and interactive storytelling. The DocLab Interactive Conference on Sunday and the smaller summit the next day provided an opportunity to go deeper into this field and to hear from creators and leaders.…

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Document Your Classroom Experience

Written by Emily Verellen Strom: So many documentary films are perfect for an enriching classroom experience. Teachers can bring new ideas, perspectives and knowledge into their classrooms through these films.…

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Podcast Alert: “Just Getting a Bunch of Likes, or Creating a Hashtag? That’s Not Social Change”

Written by Emily Verellen Strom: This is an excellent read or listen for any of you thinking about how, when and why to think about the social impact of your film or multi-platform media project.  This podcast, “Just Getting a Bunch of Likes, or Creating a Hashtag? That’s Not Social Change” featuring Impact Producer Lina Srivastava and written summary are very much in line with the way that Fledgling thinks about impact.…

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