Media Arts and Design

6th Annual Reel Change Documentary Film Festival

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 7:00 PM - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 6:00 PM

Reel Change 2017

Where: Court Square Theater, Downtown Harrisonburg, VA

Cost: Free Admission (open to all)


James Madison University, the School of Communication Studies and the School of Media Arts and Design announce the 6th Annual Reel Change Documentary Film Festival.The festival exposes issues relevant to the JMU and greater Harrisonburg communities. It seeks to educate and engage audiences while celebrating the documentary medium as a tool for awareness, engagement, and change.

This year, the films will explore: climate change and national security, police militarization in America, women’s reproduction rights, undocumented immigration, the global refugee crisis, human cost of our food supply and an Afghan feminist rapper’s fight against forced marriage.   

Following selected film screenings, audiences will hear insight from the filmmakers, experts, and community members. By bringing non-fiction films and filmmakers to the region to present their work and participate in public dialogues, Reel Change hopes to create a dynamic atmosphere that inspires positive activism.


Mar 20 7pm “Age of Consequences” (2016)
Mar 21 7pm Do Not Resist” (2016)  
Mar 22 7pm Trapped” (2016)
Mar 23 7pm Don’t Tell Anyone” (2015)
Mar 24 7pm Fire at Sea” (2016)
Mar 25 1pm Food Chains” (2014)
Mar 25 3pm Sonita” (2015)

Press Contacts:

Melissa Aleman
Shaun Wright


James Madison University

School of Communication Studies

School of Media Arts and Design

Community Service-Learning

CAL Visiting Scholars Committee

Libraries and Educational Technologies

Office of International Programs

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