Film Screening and Panel: Point and Shoot

Date: 

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Presented by: Harvard Allston Education Portal
Free and open to the public. Some subject material and imagery may be inappropriate for children.
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Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Point and Shoot follows Matt VanDyke, a timid 26-year-old with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a self-described “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a multi-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Following the film screening, Derek Bok Center Fellow and independent documentary filmmaker Kelly Nyks will moderate a discussion with Point and Shoot director Marshall Curry and others about how our increasingly media-saturated and -savvy culture is changing how anyone with a laptop and an internet connection can participate in storytelling of issues around the world, and what impact this transformation will have on our ability to understand complex worldwide issues.

Contact: allston_edportal@harvard.edu

MBTA: #66, 70, 70A, 86 Buses to Western Ave/North Harvard St.