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The Three Foundational Elements of a "Conscious Filmmaker"® Motion Picture - that are also found in the most successful movies of all time...

The Three Foundational Elements of a "Conscious Filmmaker"® Motion Picture - that are also found in the most successful movies of all time... | The Learned Lens | Scoop.it
Our definition of a Conscious Filmmaker is an artist with the aware intent to create motion pictures imbued with an enlightened purpose.  Now, why do we refer to such a filmmaker as conscious? Let’...
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African Beauty: Hollywood classics get photographic remake

African Beauty: Hollywood classics get photographic remake | The Learned Lens | Scoop.it
What if The Matrix, and other classic Hollywood movies had been made in Africa? This is what they'd look like.
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"Cinema is probably the form of art that is the most universal, as it transcends all barriers, be they geographic, cultural, or racial. Great movies of the past, as well as most recent ones, feature iconic scenes that have tremendously influenced pop cultures of very different societies. African major cities weren’t left out...That is the essence of this project. The artists wanted to celebrate the magic of a good movie, the way it allows the viewer to relate to a plot, an actor, regardless of their origins and where the story happens." -Omar Victor Diop, co-author of ONOMOLLYWOOD

 

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The 5 Secrets Of Storytelling For Social Change

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Editor's Note: Jim Berk is Chief Executive Officer of Participant Media, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company that focuses on socially relevant, commercially viable feature films, documentaries and television, as well as publishing and digital...
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Raising Cross Cultural Awareness Through the Film "My Brown Eyes"

"My Brown Eyes" is a film with very little on dialogue, but a lot on powerful scenes. The film short is a perfect tool for raising cross-cultural awareness among all people.
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2012-2013: Global Education Through Film | Middle East Teaching Tools

International films transport an audience to new lands and provide viewers with unique insight into other cultures. Through these workshops, teachers increased their understanding of film as an educational tool to inspire interdisciplinary learning about world history and cultures, current events,
and other global concepts.

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Keeping the Focus on Race and Justice

Keeping the Focus on Race and Justice | The Learned Lens | Scoop.it
by Vincent Stehle, Executive Director, Media Impact Funders On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we have many reminders that the arc of the moral universe is very long ind...
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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply | The Learned Lens | Scoop.it
My most important back-to-school supply doesn't fit in a backpack, and it can't be ordered online. It's as essential as a pencil, but unlike a pencil, no technology can replace it. In a sense, like a
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