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RIT to bring national filmmaker for discussion

Rochester Institute of Technology presents activist filmmaker Joslyn Barnes Monday for a discussion about creative vision of film in support of economic and social justice.

Barnes is the co-founder of Louverture Film, along with actor Danny Glover. Barnes earned prominence for her social issue fiction and documentary films, which include the Academy Award nominated “Trouble the Water” and the drama “Bamako,” nominated for a Ceasar Award, the French Oscar.

Prior to going into films, Barnes was a consultant and program officer for the United Nations, focusing on food security, gender equity and civil rights.

The talk will open the 2009-10 Caroline Werner Gannett Project’s “Visionaries in Motion III.” It is slated for 8 p.m. Monday in RIT’s Webb Auditorium. Her visit will include an informal afternoon session with film students and an evening talk. Film screenings of Trouble the Water and Bamako both precede and follow her presentation. A schedule of the screenings is available at www.cwgp.org.

All Gannett events are free and open to the public.


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