The Moxie Institute


San Francisco, CA94103
United States
Organization Type: 
Arts Organization
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The Moxie Institute has made a name for itself creating and distributing socially minded films in exciting new ways. Engaging people in the powerful social, political, and cultural issues that are shaping the 21st century requires effective use of the emerging technologies that are changing the way that information is exchanged and absorbed, and that communities are established. Coupling traditional media like films, books and live events with the new technologies to connect people around issues and ideas is a powerful way to disseminate and debate important questions of our day.  The Moxie Institute develops these types of projects as well as provides information for others on how to harness the power of the Internet to maximize their efforts.

The founders have over two decades of experience with films, the Internet, live events, symposia, and a variety of new media projects that deliver powerful and resonant experiences in support of social awareness and change. They believe that to initiate and sustain dialogue on important issues, the creativity and quality of the message must be matched by the creativity and quality of its distribution.

Their projects include: award-winning feature documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology which explores interdependence in the 21st century, A Declaration of Interdependence, a rewriting of the US Declaration of Independence this is a cloud-sourced, user generated montage of videos and graphics, Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, which explores the importance of unplugging occasionally from technology, The Tribe which explores American Jewish Identity was singled out by The Sundance Institute, The New York Times, and Variety as an example of innovative distribution using the Internet and engaging audiences with live events, and was the first documentary to reach #1 on iTunes, and Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness, which explores reproductive rights in America. A Declaration of Interdependence is the first film of the new short film series Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change. The second film of this series, Brain Power, is currently in production.

The Moxie Institute also conferences and symposiums about new forms of filmmaking and distribution. The last two events they co-hosted included one at Columbia University in NYC and one at UCBerkeley in the Bay Area.