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CNN Digital Labs Screening / Q&A

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September 2017 Forum

September 19, 2017 - at 7pm
The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Map

For September's StoryCode NYC Forum we are excited to present a screening, followed by Q&A, of two recent projects produced by CNN Digital Labs.

Women Who March
Produced by CNN Digital Labs and CNNPolitics

Project description:
You've heard about the historic Women's March on Washington, a demonstration that filled the streets of the nation's capital, and brought millions out in protest across the country, and around the world following President Trump’s inauguration. It started as a Facebook post and it sparked a movement.

The message of the march was unequivocal: female leadership in America is alive, well and vigilant — and women who come from some of the most marginalized groups in society are leading the charge. With behind-the-scenes access, CNN documents the making of the march from its early days and follows the women behind what’s been heralded as the biggest political protest in American history.

This Is Sex With Lisa Ling
Produced by CNN Digital Labs in collaboration with CNN Original Series.

Project description:
A multi-part documentary series, This Is Sex With Lisa Ling explores the enduring taboos around sex in America and the ways in which our sexuality has been stigmatized, policed and politicized. From the controversial sex education programs in our schools, to the experience of dating while HIV positive, to the ongoing pursuit of sexual liberation, host Lisa Ling sits down for the conversations about sex you weren’t allowed to have at the dinner table.


Contessa Gayles, Producer
Contessa is a New York City-based video producer and documentary filmmaker. She’s covered race, gender and economic inequality, health care, politics, tech, education, money and the music industry. She earned her B.A. from Columbia University, and an M.A. in Journalism at New York University, with a concentration in documentary film. Her thesis documentary, School of Yoga, screened at the 2015 DOC NYC film festival and her PBS NewsHour feature on women's political empowerment in Senegal was awarded the 2015 National Mark of Excellence Award by the Society of Professional Journalists. She’s currently a digital video Producer for CNN, where her work includes the Emmy-nominated Hunger Games: Feeding America's Most Vulnerable Children, and the Gracie and Eppy Award-winning Revenge Porn: The Cyberwar Against Women.

Stephany Cardet, Senior UI/UX Developer-Designer
Stephany is a hybrid developer and designer living in New York, NY. She graduated from the Academy of Art University with a MFA in Web Design and New Media. Stephany began her career at a web boutique, Firefall Pro, and now works at CNN coding and designing journalistic specials and longforms.

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