Media Coverage & Announcements

Mondoweiss: Web drama on student activism ends with a jolt: ‘Israel just bombed Gaza’

November 1, 2016

Phil Weiss reviews the first season of Ac'tiv•ist, writing, "What animates [Ac'tiv•ist] is the show’s celebration of young people’s political engagement...We should all be grateful for the mirror that they have held up on young pro-Palestinian activism. Maybe it will help older people break out of some very tired and encrusted thinking."

Big Mini Media Festival: Official Selection & Top Five Contender

September 3, 2016

The Big MINI Media Festival announced Ac'tiv•ist as an official selection and top five contender for Best Web Series Award. The 15th annual festival will be held on November 11 and 12 at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Congrats to the whole cast and crew, and we look forward to seeing you in November!

Tikkun Daily: AC’TIV•IST Soup for the Social Justice Soul

July 15, 2016

Kylie A. Gorski reviews Ac'tiv•ist for Tikkun Magazine, calling it "very intelligent, enticing, funny, heartbreaking, and as fast-paced as any well-sponsored webseries or big-time television show. It also bears the mark of the deep commitment that comes with making art simply for the sake of making it." She also lays out how the characters will "steal your heart and keep you coming back for more."

MassLive: Joshua Wolfsun of Amherst launches comedy web series on college activists

June 24, 2016

MassLive and The Springfield Republican dive into the story behind how Ac'tiv•ist came to be, and profile creator Joshua Wolfsun's history of television production and activism.

News @ Amherst Media: Josh Wolfsun

June 22, 2016

Creator and executive producer Joshua Wolfsun sits down with Amherst Media's Jim Lescault for a half-hour video interview. In this wide-ranging conversation, they talk about what it took to produce the show, what real-life situations inspired it, and the chilling effects of New York Governor Cuomo's new policy.

Mondoweiss: Web video series calls out college officials for complicity, racism against divestment

June 16, 2016

Mondoweiss calls Ac'tiv•ist a "sparkling and humorous web series" and distributes a press release detailing how the sixth episode of the series grapples with real issues that student activists face on campus.

The Forward: New Comedy ‘Activist’ Tackles Israel Divestment on Campus

May 2, 2016

The Jewish Daily Forward's reviewer reacts to the first episode of Ac'tiv•ist, noting that the show "raises questions worth asking. How do hearts and minds get changed across political audiences? And what are the challenges that activists face — from allies, adversaries and even from their own parents?"

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