2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Storytelling Superheroes

Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 18ABCD
Austin Convention Center

Compelling storytelling builds powerful and lasting connections with audiences. Graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel and documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, both 2014 MacArthur Fellows, explore meaningful storytelling across diverse and emerging platforms. Their work stretches the conventions of documentary forms through explorations of contemporary subjects and characters. Joining them is Maria Hinojosa, a broadcast journalist who has long practiced multimedia storytelling. Through multi-layered works all three investigate social, psychological, and emotional dimensions of transformational events, weaving sophisticated narratives of words and images. Panelists will discuss their unique perspectives and methods for producing an authentic story. Come away with new insight into the power of story.
Presented by MacArthur Foundation


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Alison Bechdel

Cartoonist, Graphic Memoirist

Joshua Oppenheimer


Maria Hinojosa

Anchor & Exec Producer, Latino USA, NPR

Futuro Media Group

As the anchor and executive producer of the long-running weekly NPR show Latino USA, and as anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One from WGBH/ La Plaza, Hinojosa has i...

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