Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Trisha ZiffIf I worried about social media, I'd never make a movie. 12:00 - 1:15 P.M. Morris University Center Oak/Redbud Room

Trisha Ziff is a filmmaker, curator of contemporary photography and writer who has been involved in cultural production over the last thirty years. She initially studied fine art in London where she was born, and founded Camerawork Derry, a film and photography workshop in the north of Ireland during the 1980s. She later pursued postgraduate studies in Communications and Cultural Studies at Dublin City University, Ireland. Today, she is committed to bi-cultural Mexican/US projects ranging from book publishing and developing photographic exhibitions to the production of self-generated documentary films. In 2007, she established 212BERLIN, an independent film and visual arts projects company based in Mexico City with an office in Los Angeles. Her highly-acclaimed films in recent years include Chevolution (2008); The Mexican Suitcase (2011); and The Man Who Saw Too Much which won a Mexican Academy Award (Ariel) in 2016 for Best Director. Her latest film, Witkin & Witkin, is currently being shown in festivals internationally. A Guggenheim Fellow and a Gulbenkian Scholar, she teaches film and media studies and guest-lectures at universities in the USA, Mexico and Europe.

Trisha Ziff, Filmmaker & Curator of Photography
Beth HundsdorferWho wants to know?: Investigative reporting in small markets 1:30 - 2:45 P.M. Morris University Center Oak/Redbud Room

Beth Hundsdorfer is an investigative reporter for St. Louis Public Radio. Until earlier this year, Hundsdorfer worked for the Belleville News-Democrat covering the courts beat as well as doing investigative reporting. She uncovered corruption in East St. Louis Township that resulted in a five-year prison sentence for Township Supervisor Oliver Hamilton. She has also covered systemic flaws in the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Illinois Department of Human Services. Her reporting on sexual assault resulted in the formation of a task force that aimed to change the way police and prosecutors handle sex cases. She is the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the George Polk Award, the Casey Medal, National Headliners Award and the John Jay College Journalism Award. She and her reporting partner George Pawlaczyk wrote a true crime book titled “Murder on A Lonely Road” about the murder of a small-town beauty queen in southern Missouri. Beth can now be heard on St. Louis Public Radio. When she’s not reporting, Beth can be found reading or playing with her Labrador retriever, Dublin.

Beth Hundsdorfer, Investigative Reporter

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