Re-Present Media is excited to present a session at The Video Consortium’s R.E.S.T. Summit at 12pm ET on Friday, March 25th, 2022 that will introduce filmmakers and journalists to a new model of filmmaking that centers participants and their agency in storytelling, and is informed by our previous campaign work on “Sabaya”
Re-Present Media founder, Jennifer Crystal Chien, will be moderating a workshop titled “Beyond Trauma Informed: Understanding Reciprocal Impact” alongside human rights lawyer, Sherizaan Minwalla, and licensed therapist, JoAnn DePetro. The workshop will discuss how filmmakers and participants have a reciprocal relationship of impact, even though they may have significant power, resource and status differences. JoAnn DePetro will share how narrative therapy can help filmmakers gain insight on those involved in filmmaking on both sides of the camera. Sherizaan Minwalla, a human rights lawyer involved in the Sabaya film campaign advocating for the rights of Yazidi women will present best practices for working with traumatized participants ethically. Participants will leave with a new model that centers reciprocal impact and how participants can be empowered in the process of engaging with media in situations that involve issues related to trauma and mental health.
To attend this session, filmmakers and journalists must register for the free REST Summit.
Launched by the Video Consortium and supported by the Google News Initiative, the REST Summit (Resilience, Emotional and Digital Security, Trauma) is a collaborative week-long virtual symposium that explores the nature of resilience, safety, and trauma for those working in video journalism and documentary film.
The REST Summit will provide a safe, inclusive, and inspiring virtual space for nonfiction film and video storytellers to collectively lower their protective shields, be vulnerable, and find more balance while reporting on real-world events. Using a community-driven and grassroots approach, this summit is made by creators for creators—to dive into sensitive, often overlooked topics around mental health and safety.
Taking place Monday, March 21 to Friday, March 25, 2022, the Summit is open to members of the nonfiction film and video industry who seek to have a better understanding of these most pressing issues.
To attend, please email us at: [email protected]