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Everybody Counts: 2017 World AIDS Day

The World Health Organization estimates 36.7 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Of these, 2.1 million are children under the age of 15. Today we commemorate World AIDS Day by remembering those who lost to the virus, and supporting our amazing collaborators working to treat and prevent this disease.

Bloodline is Kristen Ashburn’s intimate portrait of African mothers, fathers and children being crushed by AIDS. Ashburn’s work connects us to these people deeply; we learn that only through such connection is hope possible.

The Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance, GAIA ,takes the medical breakthroughs of the developed world and brings them to The Far End of the Road. Their focus is one district in Malawi where 1 out of 6 adults are HIV-positive and healthcare can be hours away.


24,000 children under the age of five will die today, many from preventable diseases, such as HIV/AIDS. In 2009, Save the Children launched the ambitious EVERY ONE campaign to work directly with individuals, communities and government’s to stem this tide of child mortality.

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MediaStorm Honors Veterans

As Veterans Day approaches, we would like to take a moment to remember the many men and women who have shared their stories of war, loss, and love with us. Today, we share these films to honor their sacrifices and thank them for their service:

The War Comes Home, by Soledad O’Brien and MediaStorm , takes an intimate look at two veterans as they struggle with the transition from war to home. The film first aired on CNN and pays tribute to the invisible wounds of too many of our soldiers.

Homecoming tells the story of Major Amy Quesenberry’s transition from solider to civilian.  The veteran unemployment rate is nearly double the national average. That is simply unacceptable to Starbucks’ former CEO Howard Schultz, who believes that veterans can become assets to any company.

To those who serve in the armed forces, what is the impact of war? The Marlboro Marine is photographer Luis Sinco’s portrait of Marine Corporal James Blake Miller, whom he met in Iraq. For Miller, coming home has been its own battle.

For each of the more than four thousand U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, there is an American family undone by grief. Never Coming Home takes us inside these families, to meet the people and sift through the emotions that are left behind.

Thank you to all the individuals and families who shared their stories with us, and thank you to all those who continue to serve.

 

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MediaStorm Premieres 7 Films for WSJ. Magazine’s 2017 Innovators Award at the Museum of Modern Art

Crafting a better future from a world in flux. This is the hallmark of WSJ. Magazine’s 2017 Innovators—a group of visionary, foundation-shaking luminaries working across seven fields. This year’s talents were honored at the annual Innovator Awards on November 1 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Selected by WSJ. Magazine editors, the honorees were: Reese Witherspoon (Entertainment); Raf Simons (Fashion); Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Architecture); Roman and Williams (Design); Musical.ly (Technology); Ryan Heffington (Performing Arts); Mark Bradford (Art).

For the third year in a row, MediaStorm has used its multidisciplinary approach to create films that shine a light on the legacies and innovations of each individual. These films showcase some of MediaStorm’s greatest strengths: an ability to develop a captivating story under tight constraints; combining beautiful cinematography and motion graphics to add unparalleled finesse; and working in close partnership with a client to get results.

These videos have been a critical part of WSJ’s strategy to drive its audience to its site and to assert itself as the place of significance for the informed citizen.

In keeping with our mission to develop stories that matter, we are thrilled to play a role in recognizing the WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovators.

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Applications are open for National Press Photographers Foundation 2018 scholarships

 

Calling all college students! Applications are now open for National Press Photographers Foundation (NPPF) 29018 scholarships.

NPPF will award eight $2,000 scholarships in the Spring 2018. Deadline is December 1, 2017

The new online application is easy and fast. Information and instructions can be found here:

http://nppf.org/scholarship-competition/ 

For any questions email jwbrown@nppf.org

 

 

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Harbers Studios and Film Fatales present Women in Focus

Harbers Studios and Film Fatales have put an incredible panel of documentary filmmakers together for their free event celebrating women filmmakers and the stories behind their work. Women in Focus: Shooting in the Firing Line.

Join us for an evening with female filmmakers as we discuss the challenges of shooting in remote and often dangerous locations. Panelists Amber Fares (Speed Sisters) Geeta Gandbhir (Journey of a Thousand Miles:Peacekeepers) and Martha Jeffries (Years of Living Dangerously) will screen clips from their award winning documentaries and share advice on the strategies, logistics and hazards of filming in daunting locations.

Moderated by documentary filmmaker Marie-Helene Carleton (Co-founder of Screening Room.org and Four Corners Media)

Doors and the bar will open at 6pm, the panel will start at 7:00

DATE AND TIME

Thu, November 2, 2017

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

Public Arts Space215
Chrystie Street
New York, NEW YORK 10002
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