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The Interview and the Truth (for teens)

June 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Interview and the Truth

In many documentaries, interviews are what tell the story. The people you interview share what happened from their unique point of view. As a filmmaker, you have to learn how to interpret and share accurate information to tell a compelling story and differentiate between fact and opinion.

Join filmmaker John Richie in this one-hour workshop where we will explore best practices in conducting interviews, how to find the right subjects to tell the story, and how to handle the information in the interviews responsibly and ethically.

John Richie | Director/Producer/Cinematographer
John is an award-winning documentary Director/Producer based out of New Orleans and New York City. John found his passion in documentary filmmaking in 2006 working on Spike Lee’s WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE, a five-part HBO series about Hurricane Katrina’s affect on the people of the Gulf South. He began his first film SHELL SHOCKED in 2009, which looks at gun violence in New Orleans from the perspective of the youth who are most affected by this epidemic. The film aired nationally on PBS’ America Reframed series in February of 2015. The film continues to be used as a training tool for law enforcement, teachers, and organizations that work with teens. His latest film 91% examines the national gun debate through our laws surrounding the background check system and was released through The Cinema Guild. John has worked on projects with Comedy Central, Viacom, Sierra Club, City of New Orleans, and The Louisiana Endowment for The Humanities. He’s known for his ability to bring honesty in the telling of difficult stories while maintaining the integrity of the people and the truth. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link 30 minutes before class starts.

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June 18, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm




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