Posted by on March 7, 2016

5th Annual Reel Change Documentary Film Festival

When:  March 26-29, & 31

Where:  Court Square Theater, Downtown Harrisonburg, VA

Cost: Free Admission (open to all)



James Madison University and the School of Media Arts and Design announce the 5th Annual Reel Change Documentary Film Festival.

The festival exposes issues relevant to the JMU and greater Harrisonburg communities. It seeks to educate and engage audiences while celebrating the documentary medium as a tool for awareness, engagement, and change.

This year, the films will explore: gender equality in technology, raising awareness for immigration rights, social justice in a post-conflict society, transforming from a comedian into an activist, environmental impact of oil exploration on the Atlantic, gangster gardeners as community change makers, and the lasting empowerment of Cambodian rock-n-roll. The festival will also sponsor a fundraiser for Harrisonburg’s Refugee Resettlement Center at the close of the festival.

Following selected film screenings, audiences will hear insight from the filmmakers, experts, and community members. By bringing non-fiction films and filmmakers to the region to present their work and participate in public dialogues, Reel Change hopes to create a dynamic atmosphere that inspires positive activism.



Mar 26 3pm “Code Girl” (2015)

Mar 26 7pm “American DREAMers” (2015) Q&A w/ Director

Mar 27 3pm “The Look of Silence” (2014) Q&A w/ Director

Mar 27 7pm “Russell Brand: Seconding Coming” (2015)

Mar 28 7PM “Atlantic” (2016) Q&A w/ Director

Mar 29 7PM “Can you Dig This?” (2015) Q&A w/ Director

Mar 31 7PM “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll” (2015) Q&A w/ Director

Mar 31 9:30PM Reel Change and WXJM fundraiser at 3 Notch’d Brew Co. $1 from every pint served will go to the Refugee Resettlement Center




James Madison University

Community Service-Learning

Office of International Programs


School of Media Arts and Design

Department of English

Office of Access and Inclusion

School of Communication Studies

Madison Collaborative

Department of Justice Studies

School of Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communications

CWS Harrisonburg Refugee Resettlement Office

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