Iscuss how contemporary activist filmmakers have tried to democratise film production, distribution and exhibition using new media technology.

Contemporary activist filmmaking seeks to make interventions into the public sphere with the aim of producing social or political change by promoting awareness and understanding about social and political issues. They build on earlier practices associated with Third cinema that developed new production, distribution and exhibition practices. Today these ideals have been significantly enhanced by the development of the internet and digital media culture.

Please reference from the following books

F. Solanas and O.Getino a?Towards a Third Cinemaa in New Latin American Cinema (ed) M.T. Martin or 25 Years of New Latin American Cinema (ed) M. Chanan, BFI 1983, pp17-33;

Movies and Methods Vol 1. B. Nichols (ed), University of California Press, 1976, pp44-64.

i??John Hayes a?Documentary as Social Justice Activism: The Textual and Political Strategies of Robert Greenwald and Brave New Filmsa in 49th Parallel vol. 21, 2007.

Christian Christensen a?Political documentary, online organization and activist synergiesa Studies in Documentary 3 (2) 2009.

Chuck Tryon a?Digital distribution, participatory culture and the transmedia documentarya Jump Cut, 53, 2011.

Suggested Films
Anything by Robert Greenwald and Michael Moore.
Other films such as Food Inc. (2008)
The Age of Stupid (2009)
Just Do It (2011).

also discuss the following films, its means of distribution and its overall effectiveness in conveying its message

Zietgeist moving forward
Money as Debt
Isle of Flowers
RSA Animate a Crises of Capitalism