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Participate in Moxie Institute Crowd-Sourced Film Project [Video]

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 25, 2012 at 4:41PM

The Moxie Institute Film Team is working on a new participatory film in their Cloud Film series. This one is about the importance of "engaging" in society and they want your submissions. Watch the video below or read the blurb to see what they're looking for.
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The Moxie Institute Film Team is working on a new participatory film in their Cloud Film series. This one is about the importance of "engaging" in society and they want your submissions. Watch the video below or read the blurb to see what they're looking for.

We are looking for home video -- cell phones work great for this -- from all over the world of either (or both) of the following: 
1. You looking to camera and then putting your hand on your heart to feel your heartbeat. Please keep the camera on for at least 10 seconds after your hand is on your heart. Since we receive so many wonderful videos from around the world, unique backgrounds that identify where you live would be great.
2. Tell us about a moment when something happened in your community, country, or the world that made you want to engage in society. And tell us what you did when that event happened: wrote a letter or e-mail, protested, signed a petition, voted. Tell us your story."

This mysterious description also gets us curious to see their creative end-product.  Submit your footage here by June 18.
 

This article is related to: Short Film, New Media & Technology, Video


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.