Jill Freidberg delivers keynote at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference

April 4, 2014 - IAS faculty member Jill Freidberg delivered a keynote address at the opening night event of the Cinema and Media Studies conference, Archival Activism :Reclaiming and Remixing the Battle of Seattle.  Held at the NW Film Forum, the event featured Freidberg (director of This is What Democracy Looks Like) as well as the top entries from a Remix Video Competition designed to revisit the seminal 1999 WTO demonstrations.  Using archival or “found” footage, participating filmmakers explore a contemporary political issue through the lens of the “Battle of Seattle” and, in the process, contemplate this historical event’s uniqueness and legacy in political actions such as the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring.