Although the technology of cinema has been in a constant state of change through the last century, we are now in a hurricane of innovation and technological convergence. For the first time in human history, millions of people can communicate using a moving visual medium. Taking full advantage of this opportunity will require a certain level of access, skill and knowledge. Visual literacy using moving images, has the potential to transform our society from passively entertained to participatory and interactive. But, advances in technology also contain as many caveats. In a moment of human history, of such an intense concentration of wealth, what will happen to those who do not have access? What is the role, obligation and responsibility of education and educators in relation to these significant changes that are taking place in filmmaking and in our society?
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