Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas
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ACORN and the Firestorm

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:15 PM - 6:24 PM

ACORN and the Firestorm

What is the responsibility of citizen journalism?

Panelists:
Reuben Atlas, Film Director
Roldo Bartimole, Point of View
Mitch McKenney, Kent State University
Sam Pollard, Film Director
Bob Rosenbaum, The Heights Observer

Moderator:
Nick Castele - ideastream

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Brewmaster

Friday, April 06, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:20 PM

Brewmaster

What does it take to build a community around craft beer?

Panelists:
Pat Conway, Great Lakes Brewing Company
Renee M. DeLuca, New Albion Beer Company
Jeremy Langham, Ironborne Brew Works
Brian Reed, Film Subject
Douglas Tirola, Film Director

Moderator:
Dan Moulthrop - The City Club of Cleveland

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Dark Money

Friday, April 13, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:53 PM

Dark Money

Who's really paying for democracy?

Panelists:
John C. Green, Ph.D., Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at The University of Akron
Kimberly Reed, Film Director
Andrew J. Tobias, Cleveland.com
Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio

Moderator:
Joe Frolik - ideastream

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Dawnland

Saturday, April 14, 2018 1:20 PM - 3:31 PM

Dawnland

How can public dialogue heal a community?

Panelists:
Mario Clopton-Zymler, Cleveland Police Commission
Maulian Dana, Penobscot Nation Ambassador
Adam Mazo, Film Director
Tracy Rector, Filmmaker

Moderator:
Mike McIntyre - ideastream

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Fail State

Sunday, April 08, 2018 11:10 AM - 1:29 PM

Fail State

Who should profit from a college education?

Panelists:
Aaron Calafato, Authentic Audio Podcast
Angela Johnson, Cuyahoga Community College
Alexander Shebanow, Film Director

Moderator:
Ashton Marra - ideastream

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Freedom for the Wolf

Monday, April 09, 2018 6:10 PM - 8:26 PM

Freedom for the Wolf

Is democracy dying?

Panelists:
Stephen Crowley, Oberlin College
Basil El-Dabh, former reporter with Daily News Egypt
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malta

Moderator:
Maxie C. Jackson, III - ideastream

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Intelligent Lives

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 7:10 PM - 9:09 PM

Intelligent Lives

What do we lose when intelligence is defined by a number?

Panelists:
Tabatha Devine, Westlake City Schools
Micah Fialka-Feldman, Film Subject
Dan Habib, Film Director
Barb Jarjisian, Vocational Guidance Services

Moderator:
Danielle Roll-Doza - The City Club of Cleveland

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The S Word

Thursday, April 05, 2018 4:15 PM - 6:33 PM

The S Word

How do we start a conversation about suicide?

Panelists:
David C. Barnett, ideastream
Jane Granzier, FrontLine Service
Lisa Klein, Film Director

Moderator:
Marlene Harris-Taylor - ideastream

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This is Home

Thursday, April 12, 2018 6:40 PM - 8:56 PM

This is Home

How does resettlement turn into home?

Panelists:
Sarah Cuiksa, Mentor
Tom Mrosko, Catholic Charities Office of Migration and Refugee Services
Elbe Paw, Student and Refugee
Pawde Say, Student and Refugee

Moderator:
Lecia Bushak - ideastream

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Zero Weeks

Saturday, April 07, 2018 1:30 PM - 3:41 PM

Zero Weeks

Paid family leave. Why not?

Panelists:
Janine R. Boyd, Ohio House of Representatives, District 9
Ellen Bravo, Family Values @ Work
Natalie K. Novinc, EY

Moderator:
Darrielle Snipes - ideastream

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