Friday, June 8, 2012

Stay "Connected" to Previous JSF Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain

U.S. State Dept. & USC kick off 
2012 American Film Showcase with
Connected screening in South Africa
We launch "Worldwide Host Your Own Screening Tour" 
& Our New Free Mobile Phone App


I've been thinking about the African philosophy "Ubuntu" meaning:
"I am what I am because of who we all are."

This idea is resonating so deeply for me today:) I'm en route to Cape Town, South Africa, where The U.S. State Department & USC is sending our film Connected to kick off The 2012 American Film Showcase at The Encounters Film Fesitval, with screenings, panel discussions, and workshops on the theme of connectivity.  We're so honored to be part of the Showcase, which brings select films from the last decade to embassies around the world to, as Secretary Clinton stated, "bring people together and foster greater understanding."

Stay tuned on Facebook and Twitter for updates:)


We're celebrating this event by launching our "Worldwide Host Your Own Screening Tour," which will give companies, organizations, schools, and community centers around the world the opportunity to host a screening or fundraiser with Connected. 

These days, everyone seems to be moving so quickly.  We've found that these screening events allow communities and organizations the time to have meaningful conversations about the good, the bad and the potential of all this connectivity... both personally and globally.

Our team at The Moxie Institute provides all the ingredients needed to host a successful event (learn more here), including the DVD or Blu-Ray, hands-on discussion materials to engage deeper in the topics raised in the film, and our new!  interactive mobile app (free for iPhone today and soon on Android).

And lastly, please take a few minutes to participate in our new short "Cloud Film," about the importance of engaging in society. You can watch our call for entries here. Deadline is July 1st:)

To Ubuntu,

- Tiffany, Ken, Sawyer, Haley, Jesse, Simone, Toni & Grace
@ The Moxie Institute