Social Issues + Motion Pictures = Reel Impact


An inspiring video can enliven a campaign in progress or spark a new one. Alina Evans, account coordinator at Spitfire Strategies, shares five points to think about if your organization is considering getting behind the camera.

frank Finds: John Oliver, Sexual Assault and The Portlandia Effect

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frank Finds: How Science Will Save Us from Trump, Obesity and Prejudice


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What It’s Like to Leave Iraq for a Life in America

This short film by Luisa Conlon, Hanna Miller, and Lacy Jane Roberts chronicles how Ahmed Al Kubaisi left his family behind and was resettled in the Bay Area in 2013 by the UN Refugee Agency.

Tech Rallies to Apple’s Defense, but Not Without Some Hand-Wringing

It is a remarkable moment for the technology industry, with many different companies and organizations rallying around a single company — Apple — in a major legal case against the United States government over privacy and security.

Uncovering Decades of Sexual Abuse in a Pennsylvania Diocese

On Tuesday, two days after a film about a massive Catholic sex-abuse scandal in Boston won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Pennsylvania’s attorney general released a grand jury report chronicling “staggering and sobering” accounts of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

The Reason Twitter’s Losing Active Users

This week, Twitter finally admitted that their growth has stalled – and their stock quickly followed suit.

Deconstructing Kendrick Lamar’s Grammys Performance

Kendrick Lamar’s performance at the Grammys has been widely described as “fiery”—a nice way to say there were pyrotechnics both of the actual and emotional sort. But there was more than fire, too. The set was obviously political; it was obviously powerful. What exactly did it say?

Why It Matters That This Woman You See Almost Every Time You Watch TV Is A Refugee

And her story is more amazing than you think.

5 Black Artists Driving Change that You Need to Know

Art provides a unique engine for driving social change. In it’s various forms, art can foster empathy through storytelling and provide a face for various issues. From poetry to visual art to music, art can reach new audiences in ways that touch their lives, give them hope and inspire them to take action. So, here are five black artists you need to know.