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Date and Location

February 27, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:15 PM ET
Harvard Art Museums

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646-407-0480
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Join us for a screening of the documentary film Bad Press, recipient of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Freedom of Expression. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion to consider the making of the film and the role of Mvskoke Media—a company that distributes information to the Mvskoke people through various channels—in fighting to preserve a free press.

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is the fourth-largest Native American tribe. Out of 574 federally recognized tribes, the Muscogee Nation was one of only five to establish a free and independent press—until the tribe’s legislative branch abruptly repealed the landmark Free Press Act in advance of an election. In a time of misinformation and state-censored media, Angel Ellis, director of Mvskoke Media, and her allies rally for press freedoms and advocate for ethical coverage of Indigenous topics and communities. Bad Press tells their story.


​This event is presented by the Documentary Film in the Public Interest Program at The Shorenstein Center.

About this film:
Bad Press, 2023 (Oklafilm; Ford Foundation; English, Mvskoke; 98 min.)

Speakers:
Joe Peeler, Co-Director of Bad Press
Angel Ellis, Director of Mvskoke Media
Jason Salsman, Press Secretary, Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Moderator:
Hanaa’ Tameez, Staff Writer at Nieman Journalism Lab

Registration will open on Saturday, February 17, 10am. https://harvardartmuseums.org/calendar/film-and-panel-discussion-bad-press




Speakers and Presenters

Speakers:
Joe Peeler, Co-Director of Bad Press
Angel Ellis, Director of Mvskoke Media
Jason Salsman, Press Secretary, Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Moderator:
Hanaa’ Tameez, Staff Writer at Nieman Journalism Lab



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