Documentary Filmmaking Maestraclass

Mar 13, 2017 | Opportunities

Documentary Screening and Maestraclass

Documentary Filmmaking: Documenting trauma as a cathartic tool and its potential power to transform community // A MAESTRACLASS with Kim A. Snyder

During this Maestraclass, Kim A. Snyder will present how the camera/film can be used to bear witness to highly sensitive topics. Through an examination of the collective trauma depicted in the award-winning documentary NEWTOWN, this interactive conversation will explore ethical issues inherent in the process, how film can provide a path toward healing communities, and ultimately transform grief into social impact.

NEWTOWN Screening
March 14, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm
PBS Hawai’i
315 Sand Access Road
Honolulu, HI 96819-2295

MAESTRACLASS with Kim A. Snyder
Register for free here
March 15, 2017 – 6:00-8:00pm
Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking HQ
3167 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

Presented by Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking and ITVS IndependentLens

About Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking is a feminist nonprofit organization committed to achieving gender equity in filmmaking and other creative media arts. We are a creative and safe space where film and media-makers connect, create, mentor and inspire current and future generations of women to explore and pursue careers in the field of filmmaking. | @WIF4HI on Twitter |

About Independent Lens Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more info visit

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