Media Makers Series Announces Spring 2018 Lineup

CSUSM NewsCenter

California State University San Marcos’ School of Arts has announced the spring lineup for its Media Makers series, which features guest artists from a variety of fields discussing their work.All events are free and open to the public; they’re held on Wednesdays from 5:30-8:15 p.m. in ARTS240 on CSUSM’s campus unless otherwise noted. Contact Professor Jonathan Berman at for more information.

The Media Makers series is sponsored by Arts and Technology/SOFA and with support from Instructionally Related Activities program.

Feb. 7

An Evening with Steven Gaydos

Vice president and executive editor of Variety, the most important publication in the entertainment business, Steven Gaydos oversees all editorial for features, events, creative partnerships, custom publishing and other special projects. Additionally, he writes screenplays, often for legendary director Monte Hellman. More information …

Feb. 14

‘Birthright: A War Story’

This powerful documentary tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the campaign to take control of reproductive health care. The film examines the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is becoming a public health crisis. This is the real-life “Handmade’s Tale.” Skype question-and-answer with director Civia Tamarkin following the film. More information on the film …

Feb. 28

‘Resistance is Life,’ with filmmaker Apo Bazidi

Apo Bazidi presents his stunning documentary “Resistance Is Life” (2017), which explores Kurdish resistance to ISIS on the border of Syria and Turkey through the eyes of Evlin, an 8-year-old girl. “Resistance Is Life” (Berxwedan Jiyane in Kurdish) is the motto of the spirit in which the people of Kobane persist through months of devastating attacks. More information on the film …

March 14

Femme Frontera

Curator/filmmaker Angie Reza Tures and Femmes Frontera are a festival of filmmakers, a collective, a movement. They are six women filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border region who advocate for the amplification of …

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