The Media That Matters festival is an Arts Engine project that brings high-impact shorts and take-action tools to audiences around the country. If you’re in the New York area, join me and other POVers at the 9th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival Premiere on June 3rd.

Media That Matters

The festivities kick off on Wednesday June 3, 2009. Doors open at 6:00 pm: Arrive early to take part in the impACT salon with some of our presenting partners for Take Action opportunities and a chance to meet the festival filmmakers.

From 7:00 – 9:00 pm, attend the world premiere of the ninth annual Media That Matters Film Festival. Be among the first to see the 12 new inspiring short films selected this year by a jury of 12 incredible activists and media makers.
The festival takes place at:

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Visual Arts Theater
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY

The theater is accessible by wheelchair. Presenting Partners for the impACT salon includes WITNESS, POV, MercyCorps, Creative Commons, Miro and Breakthrough.
Buy your tickets today before they sell out! You can also watch online.

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Eliza is POV's vice president of community outreach and education, and she works with public television stations, educators and community-based organizations to present community screenings of POV films and to develop and distribute accompanying educational resource materials to teachers nationwide. Before joining POV in 2000, she taught English in Spain and Mexico. Eliza is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University.Eliza's favorite documentaries are:1. The Last Waltz - Martin Scorsese2. In the Realms of the Unreal - Jessica Yu3. The Thin Blue Line - Errol Morris4. Don't Look Back - D A Pennebaker5. Grey Gardens - Albert and David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer