Welcome!

News Feed Item

Spelman College Digital Moving Image Salon Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Program Has Trained More Than 100 Students; Produced More Than 35 Documentaries

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - April 07, 2014) - The Spelman College Digital Moving Image Salon has been a catalyst to encourage students to explore their interests, satisfy their curiosities and create resulting documentaries that have spanned a gamut of topics from homelessness, women of color in the military, foster parenting, activism, surviving Hurricane Katrina, heterosexism, and more. In its 10-year history, the program has trained more than 100 young women from a wide range of majors who have produced more than 35 documentary films as well as interactive productions. The students' work has been viewed by standing room only audiences at its yearly showcase, screened at film festivals and exhibited in communities internationally. 

"Working with modest resources, time restrictions and a to-do list that rivals professionals, each year DMIS student producers create original, compelling and meaningful work," said Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D., founding director of DMIS and the College's first William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professor.

In recognition of its 10th anniversary, DMIS will host several events beginning April 10, 2014, that include its annual student documentary film showcase, an awards ceremony honoring the accomplishments of innovators in the film industry and supporters of DMIS, and conversations with filmmakers and producers in digital spaces.

"In some ways the Digital Moving Image Salon is like the little engine that could -- we pull our ideas to the finish line despite obstacles," said Dr. Chenzira. "DMIS represents a significant force on Spelman's campus. Our 10th anniversary is an important milestone in that it represents the tenacious spirit of Spelman women committed to working with the moving image to explore social issues that impact the lives of women and girls. Their work remains timely and relevant."

Over the years, DMIS alums have made notable accomplishments in their respective fields. Producer Juliana Montgomery, C'2006, went on to win an Emmy and Mychael Bond, C'2010, went on to study international media production at New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore, while other DMIS alums have used their production talents in other careers including journalism, grassroots community work and producing industrial films for corporations. 

"DMIS students' exposure to nationally and internationally acclaimed professionals and a supporting team of Spelman faculty, particularly in the Women's Research & Resource Center where DMIS is housed, have contributed to student success stories," noted Chenzira.

As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, DMIS will launch an Instagram campaign on April 14 titled "Digital Movers and Shakers" (@digitalmovershaker). Conceived and designed by DMIS research assistants Janiene Thiong and Maura Washington, the campaign will curate 15-second video clips created by Atlanta University Center students who will describe how they are "Digital Movers and Shakers" by highlighting their social justice passion.

Digital Moving Image Salon 10th Anniversary Schedule of Events

April 10, 2014, 12 p.m., Spelman College, Cosby Academic Center, LL32

  • Screening of HERadventure, an interactive science fiction film that features a female superhero. Screening followed by a Q&A with co-creators Ayoka Chenzira and HaJ

April 10, 2014, 4 p.m., Spelman College, Science Center Auditorium

  • "Conversation with Ananda Leeke" author of "Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online"

April 22, 2014, 6 p.m., Spelman College, Science Center Auditorium

  • Celebration of Excellence awards ceremony honoring Juliana Montgomery, film producer; Yvonne Welbon, film producer and film historian; Tomika DePriest, C'89, television/film producer and executive director of the Spelman College Office of Communications; and Dan Bascelli, coordinator for instructional technology, Spelman College
  • The awards ceremony will be followed by a "Conversation with Shola Lynch." Lynch is an award-winning filmmaker and producer of "Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed," a film about Shirley Chisholm, the first female candidate for the office of the president of the United States of America, and "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners," which documents the life of icon Angela Davis. Lynch is also curator for the Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division of the Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture

April 24, 2014, 7 p.m., Midtown Cinema (931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta)

  • 10th Annual Spelman College Digital Moving Image Salon Student Documentary Film Showcase
    • "Stolen"
      Producers: Alexis Wideman, Erica Lamberson and Mizer Edwards
      Documentary topic: Sex trafficking
    • "Love Bytes"
      Producers: Cydney Fisher, Kiara Arnette, Lauren Brown
      Documentary topic: Online dating
    • "Fertile Oasis"
      Producers: Olivia LaFlamme, Britny Horton, Jemoi Higgins
      Documentary topic: Rethinking Atlanta's West End neighborhood through the eyes of women-owned businesses

DMIS events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit DMIS or call 404-270-5625. Spelman College is located at 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta 30314 (GPS address: 440 Westview Drive, Atlanta 30310).

About the Digital Moving Image Salon
The Digital Moving Image Salon (DMIS) began at Spelman College in the fall of 2004. Founded by internationally award-winning filmmaker and interactive digital media artist, Ayoka Chenzira, it is a mechanism through which the College encourages and supports the growing number of students interested in creating stories for digital media platforms. In 2012, DMIS was named Best Fine Arts Program by The Center for HBCU Media Advocacy. For more information, visit DMIS.

ABOUT SPELMAN COLLEGE
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a highly selective, liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, Ga., the College's picturesque campus is home to 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children's Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam's Club CEO Rosalind Brewer, Broadway Producer Alia Jones, Former Acting Surgeon General and Spelman's first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley, Harvard University Professor Evelynn Hammonds, Author Pearl Cleage and Actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. For more information, visit www.spelman.edu.

The following files are available for download:

Audrey Arthur
Spelman College Office of Communications
(404) 270-5892 office
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
The best way to leverage your CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO presence as a sponsor and exhibitor is to plan your news announcements around our events. The press covering CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO will have access to these releases and will amplify your news announcements. More than two dozen Cloud companies either set deals at our shows or have announced their mergers and acquisitions at CloudEXPO. Product announcements during our show provide your company with the most reach through our targeted audienc...
With 10 simultaneous tracks, keynotes, general sessions and targeted breakout classes, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO are two of the most important technology events of the year. Since its launch over eight years ago, @CloudEXPO and DXWorldEXPO have presented a rock star faculty as well as showcased hundreds of sponsors and exhibitors!
JETRO showcased Japan Digital Transformation Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo® at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is a non-profit organization that provides business support services to companies expanding to Japan. With the support of JETRO's dedicated staff, clients can incorporate their business; receive visa, immigration, and HR support; find dedicated office space; identify local government subsidies; get...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that All in Mobile, a mobile app development company from Poland, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. All In Mobile is a mobile app development company from Poland. Since 2014, they maintain passion for developing mobile applications for enterprises and startups worldwide.
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Eric Robertson, General Manager at CollabNet, will discuss how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Kevin Jackson joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert and Founder/Author of the award winning "Cloud Musings" blog. Mr. Jackson has also been recognized as a "Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brand" by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post "Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter" (2013) and a "Top 50 C...
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
We all know that end users experience the internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices - not doing so will be a path to eventual ...
We all know that end users experience the internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices - not doing so will be a path to eventual ...
"We were founded in 2003 and the way we were founded was about good backup and good disaster recovery for our clients, and for the last 20 years we've been pretty consistent with that," noted Marc Malafronte, Territory Manager at StorageCraft, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...