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Animating Documentaries: A Twitter Chat with Mike Rauch of StoryCorps Animated Shorts

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Mike Rauch, one of the filmmakers behind the Peabody Award-winning StoryCorps Shorts, will be on the #docchat Twitter chat next Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Pacific), taking your questions about how animation can be used to bring documentary storytelling to life.

Since 2003, StoryCorps has been recording and preserving the voices of everyday people, one conversation at a time. Animated shorts by Mike Rauch and his brother Tim Rauch have appeared in every season of POV since 2010.

Ask Mike a question by posting to Twitter with the hashtag #docchat.

Here is an overview of the #docchat event:

Animating Documentaries

Mike Rauch

When: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 8-9 PM Eastern. If you can’t make it, you can send in your questions ahead of time using the hashtag #docchat or in a comment below.

Who: Mike Rauch, co-director of StoryCorps Shorts, will be our guest, tweeting from @RauchBros. Adnaan Wasey of POV (@adnaanwasey) will be moderating from @povdocs.

How: To submit a question, send a tweet with the hashtag #docchat from an active Twitter account or leave a comment below if you don’t have an account. To follow the conversation, search the hashtag #docchat on Twitter or follow along at You can also bookmark this post and return on Wednesday, August 15, for a recap.

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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Nymetz48

    Re:  POV 8/10/2012
    This program was wonerfully done.  Congratulations to the Rauch brothers.  I couldn’t stop crying.  Why?  The thought that the silent soldiers’ struggle for freedom and equality has almost become nullified because today’s young black generation of gangsters has not only failed to continue the struggle, but has reversed our progress, lost sight of all important values and lessons and wound up in jail and on the streets.  Also, all the hard-working, decent Latinos who come to this country in good faith and with all good intentions are being deported and having their families torn apart.  Something has gone terribly wrong in our country