June 24th – 7:30 pm. (The Ghosts in Our Machine is free to screen at 7:30 pm- workshop to follow) Producing with Impact: A Workshop with writer-director-producer Liz Marshall. This event includes a complimentary screening of Marshall’s multi award-wining 2013 impact documentary, The Ghosts in Our Machine.
Award-wining filmmaker Liz Marshall’s workshop focuses on the key elements of impact producing in this one-hour workshop. Impact Producing (a term coined by acclaimed documentary filmmaker, author and speaker Jon Reiss) is essential for filmmakers who want to make an impact and inspire real change. It is crucial for filmmakers that want to deliver both a mission, and a message, and for those that want to raise awareness, and inspire action, that can often lead to major changes in both policy and in how people think about issues. Marshall’s visionary feature-length films explore social justice and environmental themes through strong characters. Since the 1990s, Marshall has written, directed, produced, and filmed diverse international and socially conscious documentaries. Her work has been released theatrically, been broadcast globally, made available digitally, and has screened for hundreds of grassroots communities around the globe.
The impact of Liz’s critically acclaimed documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013) is reflected in an extensive global evaluation report funded by the Doc Society. Marshall’s current feature documentary Meat The Future (2020), chronicles the birth of the “clean” “cultured” “cell-based” meat industry in America through the eyes of pioneer Dr. Uma Valeti. Previous titles include Midian Farm (2018), Water On The Table (2010), the HIV/AIDS trilogy for the Stephen Lewis Foundation (2007), the War Child Canada/MuchMusic special Musicians in the Warzone (2001), and the 1995 music documentary archive of folk-icon Ani DiFranco.