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Mass Media and Democratic Revolutions around the World

At a Glance
Date: Wednesday 9 March 2011
Time: 3pm to 4:30pm
Location: Room S0.18, Social Sciences building
Open To: Staff and students
Cost: Free
Summary: A film Screening and public Lecture from Zoe D’'Amaro (filmmaker).

Zoe will talk about the impact of mass media and film on democratic revolutions, public opinion, activism, mass participation, and political and social change around the world.

Due to her strong belief in using media as a tool for democratic participation and for positive social change, Zoe created the Godmother Foundation (see

In 2008, Zoe wrote and directed the short documentary Interferenze, part of the international project Why Democracy ( The documentary has been broadcasted by the BBC, ZDF ARTE and Swedish channel Kanal 5.

In 2009, Zoe has developed and implemented a documentary training program for the disadvantaged youth of the township of Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town South Africa. Currently, Zoe is developing the feature film LOVE, which focuses on climate change and targets a young audience.