6th Annual Reel Change Documentary Film Festival
When: March 20-25, 2017
Where: Court Square Theater, Downtown Harrisonburg, VA
Cost: Free Admission (open to all)
James Madison University, the School of Communication Studies, and the School of Media Arts and Design announce the 6th 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 climate change and national security, police militarization in America, women’s reproductive rights, undocumented immigration, the global refugee crisis, the human cost of our food supply and an Afghan feminist rapper’s fight against forced marriage.
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.