Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Sunday, October 6
We Tell: Environments of Race and Place

About the Event

We Tell: Fifty Years of Participatory Community Media, a national traveling exhibition organized by Scribe Video Center, is a thematic collection of short documentaries produced by community media entities from across the US. We Tell chronicles the hidden histories of place-based documentaries that arise from specific locales, communities, and needs for social and political change.

Participatory community media is a unique form of documentary practice produced in collaboration with communities and subjects. As a production strategy, these works focus on the micro rather than the macro. They view local, national, and international issues through the lens of people who experience them. Instead of the long form theatrical feature, participatory community media often utilizes short form documentary circulating across communities and politics.

Environments of Race and Place
(1967-2016), Various Directors
Not Rated

Environments of Race and Place zeroes in on issues surrounding immigration, migration, and racial identity unique to particular environments. These works amplify the specifics of people and places. They move from the national to the hyperlocal, advocating that an understanding rooted in the details of conflicts and contradictions can lead to change.

Program Two
73 minutes

Black Panther a.k.a Off the Pig Newsreel (Newsreel #19) (San Francisco Newsreel, Newsreel, 1967, 15 minutes)

Black Women, Sexual Politics and the Revolutions (Not Channel Zero, Not Channel Zero Collective, 1992, 28 minutes)

Who I Became (Michael Siv and Aram Siu Wai Collier [Spencer Nakasako, facilitator], Vietnamese Youth Development Center, 2003, 20 minutes)

Legend of the Weresheep (Jusi Brieland El Boujami, Ned del Callejo, Ariane Farnsworth, Shyanna Marks, Shelby Ray, Amber Vigil from the Outta Your Backpack Workshop with Indigenous Youth [Klee Benally, facilitator], Outta Your Backpack, 2007, 2:45 minutes)

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery: TRUST Alaska (Christi Cooper, Katie Lose Gilbertson, Kelly Matheson, WITNESS, 2011, 8 minutes)

Digital Smoke Signals Aerial Footage from the Night of November 20, 2016 at Standing Rock (Myron Dewey, Digital Smoke Signals, 2016, 7:06 minutes)

Parking available in West Lot 4, $5 flat rate charge, credit card required.
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Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)


Rice Media Center
Cinema Auditorium #100