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Start Date: 10/5/2013Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Date: 10/5/2013End Time: 2:30 PM

Event Description

Award-winning producer and director Dawn Porter '88 is this year's McCabe Lecturer. She is the co-founder of Trilogy Films, a film and television production company based in New York. Trilogy specializes in social justice documentaries and independent feature films.

Dawn's recent film, Gideon's Army, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the award for "best edited U.S. documentary." The film, which aired on HBO, follows three young public defenders in the Deep South during their daily mission to counsel hundreds of defendants through the strained criminal justice system. Other Trilogy projects include Spies of Mississippi for PBS and a documentary about celebrity chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli, for the Cooking Channel.

Dawn's numerous awards include the 2011 Creative Promise Award by the Tribeca All Access program. Realscreen named her one of their 2012 "Doc Hot Shots 15" emerging directors to watch.

Dawn earned a J.D. from Georgetown Law Center and was a practicing attorney at Baker & Hostetler and ABC Television Networks before beginning her documentary career.

Featured in the Swarthmore College Bulletin in April 2011, Dawn has been a Black Alumni Mentor (2010) and has served on Alumni Council for three years (most recently in 2003).

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Lang Performing Arts Center
Room: LPAC Pearson-Hall Theatre
Contact Information:
Phone: 610-328-8200
Dawn Porter '88

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