2013 Envision Program

Wednesday April 10, 2013

Directors Guild of America

Opening Night

6:30pm Welcome

Joana Vicente, Executive Director, IFP
Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Department of Public Information
Caroline T. Roan, President, The Pfizer Foundation, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer Inc.

7:00pm Opening Night Screening : Blood Brother

Directed by Steve Hoover
Rocky went to India as a disillusioned young man. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. The unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man's decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize Documentary and the Audience Award U.S. Documentary, 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
(USA and India, 2012, 93 minutes)

8:30 pm Conversation with Steve Hoover, Director

Thursday April 11, 2013

92Y Tribeca

9:30am Welcome

Joana Vicente, Executive Director, IFP
Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Department of Public Information

9:45 - 10:35am Stories of the Global Health Challenge: The Maternal Health Revolution

The health of women and children is the cornerstone of any healthy society, however maternal mortality from preventable causes is still unacceptably high around the world. Maternal health pioneers who are helping to transform social norms that allow women and children to die needlessly, attest to the rising global commitment to safe deliveries for all women and disease-free deliveries for newborns.

Moderator: Laura Laski, Chief, Reproductive and Sexual Health, United Nations Population Fund
Lisa Russell, Co-Founder, Governess Films and MDGFive.com
Jill Sheffield, Founder and President, Women Deliver
Robin Smalley, Co-Founder and International Director, Mothers2Mothers

10:35 - 11:25am Screening : Open Heart

Directed by Kief Davidson
Eight Rwandan children, their heart valves damaged and weakened by rheumatic heart disease, leave their families behind and embark on a life-or-death journey to receive high-risk open-heart surgery in Africa's only free-of-charge, state-of-the-art cardiac hospital, The Salam Center run by the Italian not-for-profit Emergency.
2012 Academy Award Nominee
(Africa, 2012, 40 minutes)

11:25 - 12:15pm Stories of the Global Health Challenge: Non-Communicable Disease

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer and cardiovascular disease cause more then 60% of all deaths. Over a quarter of those who die from NCDs succumb in the prime of their lives, yet NCDs are largely preventable and often lifestyle-related. The groundbreaking work of our panelists and the perspectives of audience members, will inform a lively discussion about how society can reduce the impact of these diseases and unleash untapped human potential.

Moderator: Gaya Gamehewage, Office of the Director General, World Health Organization
Gene Bukhman, Director, Program in Global NCDs & Social Change, Partners in Health
Jay Olshansky, Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, School Public Health; Researcher, Center on Aging, University of Chicago

12:15 - 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 - 1:33pm Screening : Mushroom Man

Directed by Leslie Iwerks
Renowned mycologist and mushroom pioneer Paul Stamets harnesses the power of infamous fungi to fight the planet's leading problems, from developing cures for cancer to destroying toxic radioactive waste.
(USA, 2012, 3 minutes)

1:33 - 1:45pm Post-Lunch Challenge: How Do You Want to Get Old?

Interactive Q&A

We're living longer and healthier at every stage of life— this interactive session will inspire you to talk about how you want to Get Old.

Chris Gray, Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer, Inc.
Sally Beatty, Senior Director, External Communications, Pfizer, Inc.

1:45 - 2:15pm Screening : Kings Point

Directed by Sari Gilman
In KING'S POINT director Sari Gilman tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort - men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses by their sides and their health intact, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the universal desire for human connection. The bittersweet KING'S POINT explores the dynamic tension between living and aging, between our desire for independence and our need for community, and underscores our powerful ambivalence toward growing old.
2012 Academy Award Nominee
(USA, 2012, 30 minutes)

2:15 - 3:15pm Stories of the Global Health Challenge: Pitch Session

In just five minutes, global health experts present groundbreaking enterprises to filmmakers and producers in the audience. From these real-world initiatives, we believe there are there stories to be told that can be engaging, educational, inspiring and ultimately, impactful.

Moderator: Fisher Stevens, Director/Producer
Pitch Presentations:
Donna Butts, Executive Director, Generations United
Alexandre Kalache, Founder, International Center for Policies on Ageing; Senior Policy Adviser to the President on Global Ageing, New York Academy of Medicine
Eric L. Sawyer, Civil Society Partnership Advisor, UNAIDS

3:15 - 3:30pm Break

3:30 - 3:45pm Screenings Fire with Fire

Directed by Ross Kaufman
Who would dare to pit one fatal disease against another inside the body of a six-year-old patient?
(USA, 2012, 3 minutes)

You Don't Know Jack

Directed by Morgan Spurlock
Jack Andraka, a high school sophomore, has developed a revolutionary new test for pancreatic cancer. The future of science is in the hands of our youth.
(USA, 2012, 3 minutes)

3:34 - 4:35pm Stories of the Global Health Challenge: New Technology and New Media

Filmmakers, designers and social media activists can shine a light on global issues that may not be covered by mass media. Through new technology and new media platforms, they can reach target audiences across the globe with incredible speed and effectiveness. Bringing imagery, storytelling and advocacy together, these creative thinkers are spreading the message of impactful, transformative social change.

Moderator: Stacy Martinet, Chief Marketing Officer, Mashable
Michelle Byrd, Co-President, Games for Change
Kirsten Gagnaire, Global Director, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)
Lina Srivastava, Transmedia Strategist

4:35 - 5:00pm My Sky is Falling *

Lance Weiler, Co-Founder, ReBoot Stories
Story Architect Lance Weiler speaks on the social impact of immersive storytelling and "designing with." Drawing from the day's My Sky is Falling experience, Lance will combine sensor data with user feedback to describe the mechanics behind harnessing experience design, storytelling and technology to create empathy.

5:00 - 5:05pm Thank you

Joana Vicente, Executive Director, IFP
Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, United Nations, Department of Public Information

5:05 - 6:00pm Reception

* On Thursday, 11:30am - 3:15pm My Sky Is Falling (MSiF). This is a 45-minute immersive experience uncovering a dystopian sci-fi tale. Participants are guided throughout the 92YTribeca and surrounding environs, and wear biosensors from the MIT Media Lab. Guided by immersive performances and sensor technologies, My Sky is Falling harnesses technology and story to create empathy for the challenges faced by foster care children. The ending of the experience shows MSiF's roots in the real experiences of foster care.

Designing with instead of for is key to this approach to purposeful storytelling. My Sky is Falling is a Reboot Stories project that was designed with former foster care kids through the NGO Orange Duffel Bag, along with interdisciplinary teams of Columbia University students and data scientists from NPO the Harmony Institute. For more information, visit www.myskyisfalling.com

Very limited slots available for Envision attendees. Sign up to participate in this unique social storytelling experience at the Envision registration desk only on Thursday April 11.


Wednesday April 10, 2013

Directors Guild of America
110 West 57th Street, New York City

Thursday April 11, 2013

92Y Tribeca
200 Hudson Street, New York City