Connie Field: Have You Heard from Johannesburg – A Case Study


DATE: Tuesday, November 16; TIME: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM; FALL 2010

Instructor: Connie Field
Workshop Location:
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fee: $25. $15 for Scribe members

In this Master Class, internationally acclaimed filmmaker Connie Field will present a case study of her epic seven part documentary Have You Heard from Johannesburg chronicling the global movement against South Africa’s apartheid regime. To make the film, Field and her team interviewed more than 130 people in nine countries and reviewed 6,000 photos and 1,500 hours of archival footage. Learn how she organized this vast amount of materials into a coherent and exciting narrative that will stand as the definitive film about one of the most important human rights struggle of the last century. Participants are invited to submit and discuss their own current projects. Read more and register now.

Please note: Persons who register for the Master Class can attend the screening of Have You Heard from Johannesburg that evening 7:30PM at International House for free. Read more.

Connie Field has worked on numerous dramatic and documentary films as well as independently producing her own work. Her feature documentary, Freedom on My Mind (1994) is a history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi. It was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, among many other awards. It was broadcast on The American Experience. She was a co-director on Forever Activists (1990 Academy Award Nominee, produced & directed by Judy Montell), and she produced, directed and edited the feature documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1981). Rosie earned fifteen international awards for Best Documentary and is listed in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Her documentary, ¡Salud! (2007) on Cuba’s role in the struggle for global health equity won the Audience Award at the Pan African Film Festival. She is a recipient of the John Grierson Award as most outstanding social documentarian, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Register by calling 215-222-4201 or online now and bring confirmation receipt on day of workshop. *Please note that membership will be verified for registrations purchased at Scribe membership discount rate before entering the workshop. Thank you for registering.

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