Blogumentary_poster_smBlogumentary, the documentary about blogs from filmmaker/blogger Chuck Olsen, premieres in Seattle this Friday. Blogumentary explores the many ways blogs are affecting our media and politics. Personal political writing is the foundation of our democracy, but mass media has made us into passive consumers instead of active citizens. Blogs return us to our roots and reengage us in democracy.

The film features interviews with Jeff Jarvis, Joe Trippi, Rebecca Blood, David Weinberger, Dan Gillmor, John Hinderaker and many more. The film also explores the personal side of blogging, including a BBC blogger injured in Iraq and a friend's suicidal blog post. Whatever your familiarity with blogs, Blogumentary offers a fresh and compelling look at how blogs are changing the way we communicate.

It's screening as part of a forum called "Consuming News in the Age of Blog" at the U of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs. Thanks again to the good people at Roundtable Media who've been flying me to other Preview Forums around the country, and giving my project far more impact.

WHEN: Friday, May 13th, 6:00 - 8:00
WHERE: Parrington Hall, Rm 308 on the University of Washington Campus.
EATS: Light refreshments (probably pizza and soft drinks).
REVIEW: Mother Jones Jan/Feb 2005
TRAILER: http://blogumentary.org/video/blogumentary_trailer3.mov

I hope to see you there!

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There's nothing quite like being flown around to show your film to validate having made it in the first place, eh?

Actually, I can think of a few other things...but the airfare's up there with the best of them.

Posted by: dvd at May 10, 2005 2:47:09 AM

How's about you both shut up about the validation?

Posted by: Matt at May 10, 2005 3:17:16 AM

Isn't our love validation enough?

(Don't answer that.)

Posted by: Chuck at May 10, 2005 4:25:27 AM

do you need a nanny? i love seattle.

Posted by: starfire at May 10, 2005 7:37:37 AM

i need some tips on where to go, what to do in seattle!

Posted by: Chuck at May 10, 2005 1:38:50 PM

I'm sure ScottyPoppins can help, but you could also get in touch with Receptionista. That's her home turf, after all :-)

Posted by: Sharyn at May 10, 2005 1:47:34 PM

Receptionista is now on the Blogumentary train!
(not sure what that metaphor means exactly)

Posted by: Chuck at May 10, 2005 6:39:45 PM

Who isn't on the Blogumentary Train these days? God, that Blogumentary is such a slut.

Posted by: Tim at May 10, 2005 9:08:35 PM

hey! the blogumentary is POPULAR, not slutty. geez. there is a bit of a diference.

Posted by: receptionista at May 11, 2005 11:21:21 AM

I mean, just because, just because I dress sexy and, you know, hang out behind the junior high smoking - i mean yeah, i carry a sack of condoms with me, but it's for protection okay?

Posted by: Chuck at May 11, 2005 2:25:56 PM

Chuck - I'm disappointed that I wasn't able to make it, but I hope to see your film soon, anyway. Will it be available on DVD, or shown in any theaters?

Posted by: natasha at May 14, 2005 12:58:48 AM

I was one of the people who went to see Blogumentary in Seattle. It ended up being a small group, but we had a lively discussion afterwards. I think this is a worthwhile movie and of course I am sure there will more more to come.

I have to say the having a film maker right there so one can ask them questions is very refreshing. It gives the work a whole another dimension.

Great work, Chuck. :-)

Posted by: Martin at May 14, 2005 3:33:23 PM

Thanks you guys!
Natasha - I did give a DVD to the Evans school.
Otherwise you can donate to the project and I'll very very very slowly send you a DVD. So yeah, ask at the Evans school. :-)

Posted by: chuck at May 16, 2005 8:32:32 AM


This is what I get for not paying attention to the internetssss lately. I can't believe I missed this! WTF and more curse words.

I hope it went well and that ms. receptionista didn't get you in too much trouble :P

Posted by: starbody at May 16, 2005 12:51:27 PM