Speaker Series 2014

In the Spring of 2014, ASPIRE Lab hosted three prominent professional filmmakers at public, special event screenings at UCLA.

Geralyn Dreyfous, Co-Founder of Impact Partners
In this clip, Dreyfous reflects on the changing relationships amongst policy,
philanthropy, and documentary media since the 1980s.

Sarah Johnson, Partner of Worldview Entertainment
In this clip, Johnson explains why she no longer attacks subjects in documentary
films that aim to bring about change.

Amy Ziering, Producer of 'The Invisible War'
Producer Amy Ziering and two students from "Documentary Production for Social Change: Mobility in Los Angeles," a course funded by ASPIRE, after a screening and discussion of the Academy Award nominated documentary The Invisible War (2012).

Special guest visitors to closed class sessions included:

David Rowe, Director of To Live and Ride in LA (2011)
Emily Best, CEO of Seed and Spark
Sandra de Castro Buffington, Director of the Global Media Center for Social Impact at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Carla Blackmar, Project Manager for the Public Health Alliance of Southern California