“Democratizing the Media: How New Technology Brings Unheard Voices to the News.”
Julia Bacha is the co-writer of the Control Room and the co-writer and co-director of the Encounter Point. She was nominated for the 2005 Writer’s Guild of America Award. Control Room won the Grand Jury Prize at Full Frame Film Festival in 2004 and was an Official Selection at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festival in the same year. Ms. Bacha is a co-founder of Just Vision, an organization that “increases awareness about Palestinian and Israeli non-violent, civilian-led efforts to build a base for peace in the Middle East.” A.O Scott of the New York Times described Control Room as “an indispensable example of the inquisitive, democratic spirit,” and Shawn Levy of the Oregonian described it as “one of the best and most important documentaries about the media ever made.”
Bacha’s lecture was part of the daylong event: “Tech / Action: New Tools for Human Rights” and is the final lecture of the Technology, Technocracy, and Human Rights Event Series.