Screenings and Panels

Tom Tom presents four documentaries and offers the opportunity to screen the films with the filmmakers, directors and a panel of experts.

RIVER OF GOLD

Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, River of Gold is the disturbing account of a clandestine journey bearing witness to the apocalyptic destruction of the rainforest in the pursuit of illegally mined gold.

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SHE STARTED IT

Launched in 2013, She Started It is a feature length documentary film on women tech entrepreneurs, shot on location in Silicon Valley, NYC, Europe, Vietnam, Mississippi & more, that aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind the scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman.

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SEATS AT THE TABLE

Somehow a course on Russian literature, taught in a maximum-security juvenile correctional facility, has become a shining example of how an innovative college class can become a potent force for effective educational and societal reform. Now in its eighth year, the “Books Behind Bars” program has made a remarkable impact on the state’s juvenile justice community, students at the University of Virginia, and educators nationally.

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SEX AND BROADCASTING: 60 YEARS OF WTJU COLLEGE RADIO

WTJU began in a basement classroom in UVA’s Old Cabell Hall – an experiment that grew out of what was then called the Department of Speech and Drama. 60 years later, WTJU has ridden wave after wave of cultural upheavals on its way to becoming a treasured part of the lives of passionate volunteers and listeners on the UVA Grounds, in the Charlottesville community, and far, far beyond. Join us for a new short film that dives into WTJU’s history, followed by a panel discussion.

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