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War Reporting: Filmmakers & Journalists on the Realities of War

Thursday, October 24, 2013  
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A panel of documentary filmmakers & journalists who risked their lives in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, Central & South America, Liberia & South Africa will share their intense personal experiences on reporting from the frontlines. Through detailed anecdotes, they will show how they chased the real story through the fog of war. They will discuss the evolution of modern journalism: how urban warfare, high-speed digital cameras, satellite up-links, social media, and the 24-hour news cycle have forever changed the profession. They will address gender: the specific barriers, challenges and opportunities for female war correspondents. They will talk about security: how they learn to keep themselves safe and survive in conflict regions. They will adress censorship and national security – the moral and ethical dilemmas they face. And they will talk about their return home – their own journey to normal.

Featuring
-JulieHera DeStefano
Documentary Filmmaker "Journey to Normal" about women war veterans in
Afghanistan preparing to return home to the US.

-Lynda Schuster
Former staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal who covered Mexico, Central
and South America, and the Middle East, and South Africa for the Christian
Science Monitor. Author of "A Burning Hunger: One Family's Struggle Against
Apartheid."

-Carmen Gentile
International Reporter with USA Today /ABC Radio. Has covered Iraq and
Afghanistan; was hit by an RPG in the face in Kunar Province, Afghanistan
while embedded with the US army. Author “Kissed by the Taliban.”

-Justin Merriman
Award-winning Photojournalist with Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Has covered
9/11, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Cuba, India and the recent political violence in
Egypt.

-Moderator: Kalpana Biswas
Documentary Filmmaker recently returned from filming Afghanistan’s women
and children living with war.

Tickets:
WIFM Members:Pre-registration: $10. At door: $15
Non-members: Pre-registration: $15. At door: $20.
Students: $5 / FREE for sponsoring institutions.
Food will be served: You must be registered to ensure availability.

To Register, please go to www.wifmpit.org > Events
Event web site: http://www.wifmpit.org/
Presented by: Women in Film and Media: Pittsburgh
Sponsor: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Location:
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Sara Werner
412.578.2586
werners@carnegielibrary.org