Woods Hole Film Festival Special Event 2009
Woods Hole Film Festival Kickoff, Sunday, June 28th – a very special evening
NEWS AND INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING IN THE
with CHARLES M. SENNOTT of GLOBALPOST.COM
and BETH MURPHY of PRINCIPLE PICTURES
WWW.GLOBALPOST.COM is embarking on a bold journey to redefine international news for the digital age. To get there, they are relying on the enduring values of great journalism: integrity, accuracy, independence and powerful storytelling.
Charles M. Sennott, the Executive Editor and Vice President of GLOBALPOST.COM, is an award winning journalist and author with a distinguished career in international reporting for both print and broadcast news organizations. An experienced bureau chief, a hard hitting foreign correspondent and an energetic innovator in multimedia, Sennott is uniquely equipped to be a leader in the digital age of international journalism.
Through nearly 25 years as a reporter and on-air analyst, Sennott has been on the front lines of wars and insurgencies in 15 countries from the jungles of Colombia to the deserts of Iraq. He has covered a wide range of stories from the papal transition in Rome to the oil industry in Saudi Arabia. A longtime foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe, Sennott served as the Globe’s Middle East Bureau Chief based in Jerusalem from 1997 to 2001 and as Europe Bureau Chief based in London from 2001 to 2005. In 2005, Sennott returned to his native New England when he was awarded a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. In the fall of 2006, he returned to the Globe newsroom as a Staff Writer for Special Projects.
Since then, Sennott has been a leader on a multimedia team that combines writing with still photography as well as audio and video in an effort to produce groundbreaking coverage both online and in the newspaper.
PRINCIPLE PICTURES was founded by BETH MURPHY in 2000 to create feature documentary films, TV series’, books and photography exhibits in order to connect with audiences in meaningful and personal ways. Their goal is to give voice to the voiceless, raise awareness about important social issues and inspire education and action through entertainment. Beth will discuss and show excerpts from her most recent film THE PROMISE OF FREEDOM, a feature documentary that exposes the long-term human consequences of war and raises questions about loyalty, betrayal, friendship, patriotism and the ability of America to uphold its own values. Sponsored by the