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Engaging Your Audience in Co-Creation: The Power of the Crowdsourced Documentary
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Co-sponsored with the Open Documentary Lab @ MIT
18 Days in Egypt is a collaborative web-native documentary project about the ongoing Egyptian revolution. Co-creator Jigar Mehta will show the power of engaging audiences in the act of storytelling. The talk will highlight their process, success and failures of making the source the storyteller and maintaining journalist values while engaging hundreds to collectively tell the story.
Jigar Mehta is a documentary filmmaker and a journalist. He is currently co-creator of the collaborative documentary project, 18 Days in Egypt, about the ongoing Egyptian revolution. It was a project developed while Mehta was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University. Before coming to Stanford, Mehta was a video journalist for The New York Times.