"The Look of Silence"

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July 21, 2016
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Welcome to our OVEE screening featuring clips and conversation from the Academy Award-nominated documentary "The Look of Silence."

Documenting Impact is a series that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers about the most pressing social issues of our time. Previous installments include "Girl Rising," "Who is Dayani Cristal?," "Chasing Ice," and "When I Walk."

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The Look of Silence OVEE Conversation

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66min 26sec


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    Vince Stehle

    Vincent Stehle is a longtime and widely respected advocate for philanthropic efforts. Before joining Media Impact Funders as Executive Director, he was Program Director for Nonprofit Sector Support at the Surdna Foundation, a family foundation based in New York City. He also served as a consultant with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in support of its efforts in media innovation and journalism. Prior to joining Surdna, Stehle worked for 10 years as a reporter for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, where he covered a broad range of issues about the nonprofit sector. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Effective Philanthropy.


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    Joshua Oppenheimer


    Born in 1974, USA, Oscar®-nominated film director Joshua Oppenheimer is recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” (2015-2019). His debut feature film, The Act of Killing (2012, 159 min and 117 min), was named Film of the Year in the 2013 by the Guardian and the Sight and Sound Film Poll, and won 72 international awards, including the European Film Award 2013, BAFTA 2014, Asia Pacific Screen Award 2013, Berlinale Audience Award 2013, and Guardian Film Award 2014 for Best Film. It was nominated for the 2014 Academy Award® for Best Documentary, and has been released theatrically in 31 countries. His second film, The Look of Silence (2014, 99 min), premiered In Competition at the 71st Venice Film Festival, where it won five awards including the Grand Jury Prize, the international critics award (FIPRESCI Prize) and the European film critics award (FEDEORA Prize). Since then, The Look of Silence has received the Danish Academy Award for Best Documentary and the prestigious Danish Arts Council Award. It screened at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival (Best World Documentary), the Copenhagen Documentary Festival (Grand Prize), Festival d’Angers (Audience Award for Best Film), and the Berlin Film Festival (Peace Film Prize). Oppenheimer is a partner at Final Cut for Real in Denmark, and Artistic Director of the Centre for Documentary and Experimental Film at the University of Westminster in London.

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    Rebecca Lichtenfeld


    Rebecca Lichtenfeld is a Brooklyn based human rights advocate, producer and Director of Social Impact Media at the Bertha Foundation. Bertha Foundation support activists, storytellers and lawyers that are working to bring about social and economic justice, and human rights for all. She is also the TED Music Curator. Guided by the belief that media and the arts can play a vital role in the advancement of human rights, Rebecca has created, produced, and executed ‘creative advocacy’ projects involving filmmakers, artists, heads of state and thought leaders from around the globe. At Bertha, she has supported the production and outreach of several Oscar nominated and winning feature length documentaries. Previously, she was the Creative Advocacy Director at WITNESS, an international non-profit organization co-founded by Peter Gabriel that trains human rights defenders to use video as a tool in their campaigns for justice.

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