October 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
There’s a lot going on around us — the good, the bad and the ugly. We cordially invite you to join a pertinent discussion about current events topics impacting our region, featuring guests who have used their recent work in documentary film and television to bring these issues to light.
MODERATOR: STEFANY SHAHEEN
CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF GOOD MEASURES
Shaheen launched a company to help those with chronic conditions better manage eating and exercise. She is on the Board of Trustees at Joslin Diabetes Center and serves on the Research and Advocacy Committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children’s Congress.
PANELIST: JAY B. CHILDS
DIRECTOR, FOOD FIGHT – INSIDE THE BATTLE FOR MARKET BASKET
Jay is Director of JBC Film Group/JBC Communications in Portsmouth, NH and an Emmy honored documentary filmmaker. For Food Fight – Inside the Battle for Market Basket Jay was at the rallies, press conferences, in the aisles and at the protesters’ encampment all summer long.
PANELIST: NANCY VAWTER
PRODUCER, SHADOWS FALL NORTH
Vawter is a Producer and Co-Owner of Atlantic Media Productions. With a diverse and accomplished background in marketing, fundraising and video production, she has managed budgets and created strategic marketing plans for numerous mid-sized companies and not-for-profit organizations.
PANELIST: JERRY MONKMAN
DIRECTOR, THE POWER OF PLACE
Monkman is a conservation photographer, author, and filmmaker based on the NH Seacoast. In March, he released his first feature-length documentary, The Power of Place, which explores issues surrounding the Northern Pass project.
PANELIST: MICHAEL VENN
DIRECTOR, IT’S TIME. LET’S TALK
Venn is the director and producer of the award-winning 2012 feature documentary film In Danger of Being Discovered and a series of PSAs for the Portsmouth Police Department about the local heroin and opiate crisis.