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Film and Panel Discussion: Bad Press

Film and Panel Discussion: Bad Press

Join Harvard Art Museums for a screening of the documentary film "Bad Press," recipient of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Freedom of Expression, Tuesday, Feb. 27. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion to consider the making of the film and the role of Mvskoke Media—a company that distributes information to the Mvskoke people through various channels—in fighting to preserve a free press. The panel will be moderated by Nieman Journalism Lab Staff Writer Hanaa’ Tameez and the speakers are Joe Peeler, Co-Director of Bad Press; Angel Ellis, Director of Mvskoke Media; and Jason Salsman, Press Secretary of Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is the fourth-largest Native American tribe. Out of 574 federally recognized tribes, the Muscogee Nation was one of only five to establish a free and independent press—until the tribe’s legislative branch abruptly repealed the landmark Free Press Act in advance of an election. In a time of misinformation and state-censored media, Angel Ellis, director of Mvskoke Media, and her allies rally for press freedoms and advocate for ethical coverage of Indigenous topics and communities. "Bad Press" tells their story.

Free admission, but seating is limited and registration is required. Register by clicking on the event on this form. The event will take place in Menschel Hall in the Lower Level. Doors will open at 6:30pm at the Broadway entrance. Limited complimentary parking is available in the Broadway Garage at 7 Felton Street.


32 Quincy Street Cambridge MA 02138

Harvard Square

Date & Time

  • Wed Feb 28, 2024

    • 12:00am - 2:15am


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