Join MPI for a Virtual Screening of ‘Moving Violation’ with Filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson

September 10, 2021

Join us for our next Short Break with MPI event on Wednesday, October 6, from 3:00–3:30 p.m. (ET). The virtual event includes a special screening of the award-winning MPI Original Film Moving Violation followed by a live Q&A with MPI filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson led by MPI’s senior vice president Lana Link. 

To receive access to the screening, be sure to register at least 30 minutes prior to the event. If you are unable to join us for the live event, registration includes on-demand access to the event for 24 hours after it concludes, so you can enjoy the film and filmmaker Q&A at your convenience.

In keeping with our Short Break promise, the event will last for 30 minutes and all registered participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card from DoorDash, where you can order from your favorite local restaurants and businesses and have it delivered straight to your door!

We hope you’ll be able to take a Short Break with us October 6!

About Moving Violation
Starring Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, Werewolves Within), Moving Violation follows a young woman who is determined to “think positive” after a devastating breakup with her fiancé. But when the newly-installed speed camera on her street won’t stop watching her, positive thinking quickly turns to getting even.

Developed in MPI’s 2017 Calling Card Short Screenwriting Workshop, Moving Violation is the first narrative short film written and directed by MPI filmmaker Laura Waters Hinson (Dog Days, Mama Rwanda).

This award-winning MPI Original mock-horror film shines a light on the growing surveillance state through the story of a jilted bride who goes ballistic on a speed camera that won’t stop ticketing her. Moving Violation has had an impressive showing at film festivals across the country, nabbing awards for Best Narrative Short at the DC Independent Film Festival and Best Comedy at the Austin Under the Stars Film Festival.


Meet Laura Waters Hinson
Laura Waters Hinson is director of the award-winning MPI Original Film Moving Violation and also director of the award-winning MPI-supported documentaries Dog Days, which centers on American entrepreneurship, immigration, and the power of persistence, and Mama Rwanda, a story that follows two mothers who are using entrepreneurship to overcome extreme poverty in post-genocide Rwanda. Her first feature documentary As We Forgive, about Rwanda’s reconciliation movement, won the 2008 Student Academy Award for best documentary, the Cinema for Peace Award in Berlin, and was broadcast nationally on public television. Since 2009 her films have been broadcast on PBS and screened at the U.S. Congress and the United Nations. 

Most recently, she helmed MPI’s Documentary Development and Production Lab where select filmmakers had the opportunity to hone and develop their initial documentary pitches for a chance to have their project acquired and produced by MPI.

Laura is an assistant professor in American University’s Film and Media Arts Division of the School of Communication as well as the division’s social impact coordinator and director of the Community Voice Lab. She is also the founder of the DC-based Image Bearer Pictures. 

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