About This Event
Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy joins Ertharin Cousin to explore how we can transform media and storytelling to be more diverse, inclusive, and, ultimately, representative of society. Who has the right to determine which stories are told, and by whom, is crucial. Storytelling and media shape how we consume information and form opinions about culture, identity, and current events. Globally available to billions at the click of a button, storytelling can foster global understanding or perpetuate stereotypes and misinformation. It has the power to transform, educate, empower identities and communities, and cause seismic political and social change.