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The last date listed for AFI DOCS Catalyst Sessions: The Art of Moving Reality was Thursday June 20, 2013 / 3:15pm (What is the Function of Humor in Politics?).
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Stories of the world come alive at the Newseum, where you can go behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made. Stand in the shadow of the Unabomber's cabin, touch the Berlin Wall, marvel at a comprehensive collection of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs and hear never-told stories from the journalists and photographers who stood on the front lines of history. The high-tech museum features seven levels of galleries and exhibits, theaters, retail spaces and visitor services where you can explore electronic news, unique artifacts, photojournalism, news history and world news. And, since there's so much to see, your ticket is good for two consecutive days. Take your time and see half the first day, then return the next day to catch what you missed. Learn More
June 20, 2013 at 10:00am: What is an American?
As an extension of the AFI DOCS feature Documented, an esteemed collection of our nation's top policy makers and immigration reform advocates join to discuss and debate immigration reform and its role in America's present political culture.
Featuring: Jim Avila (Senior National Correspondent, ABC News), Jose Antonio Vargas (Journalist/Filmmaker Documented), Maria Teresa Kumar (Founding Executive Director, Voto Latino) and David Hoppe (Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center, former Chief of Staff for Trent Lott [R-MS] and Sen. Jon Kyl [R-AZ])
June 20, 2013 at 11:45am: What is the Future of Education?
Educators and policy makers assemble to discuss the state of education reform in America. The panel will focus on issues surrounding the high school drop-out crisis and discuss solutions looking towards the future.
Featuring: Bernardo Ruiz (Filmmaker, The Graduates), Dennis Van Roekel (President, National Education Association) and Sarita Brown (Excelencia in Education)
June 20, 2013 at 1:30pm: What is Intellectual Property?
Leaders from political, legislative and artistic sectors join to discuss the future of intellectual property rights in America's evolving digital culture.
Featuring: Patricia Aufderheide (Professor in the School of Communication at American University and Director of the Center for Social Media), John Simson (American University Business School, Grammy Foundation), Katie Chevigny (Filmmaker) and David Green (VP, Public Policy, NBCUniversal)
June 20, 2013 at 3:15pm: What is the Function of Humor in Politics?
Celebrating AFI DOCS' featured screening of Herblock - The Black & The White, tracing the life and legacy of editorial cartoonist Herbert Block, a distinguished panel of artists, journalists and politicians join to discuss the role of humor in politics and how poking fun at our democracy influences the national conversation.
Featuring: George Stevens, Jr. (Filmmaker/Producer Herblock), Jason Grumet (President, Bipartisan Policy Center), Nick Galifianakis (Cartoonist, Writer and Columnist for The Washington Post) and Mike Farah (President of Production, Funny or Die)
Panelists subject to change.
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