Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Friday, October 4
We Tell: Wages of Work

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.

Wages of Work
(1970-2018), Various Directors
Not Rated

Citizens and communities approach issues surrounding job opportunities, occupations, wages, unemployment, and underemployment in different ways. They engage in union organizing. They reclaim hidden, repressed, and suppressed stories. They launch political protests. Wages of Work spotlights lives from across the United States operating under various constraints as they try to make a

Program One
98 minutes

Finally Got the News (Stewart Bird, Peter Gessner, Rene Lichtman, John Louis Jr., Jim Morrison, and League of Revolutionary Black Workers 1970, 55 minutes)

The United Mine Workers of America 1970: A House Divided (Dan Mohn and J. Benjamin Zickafoose, Appalshop, 1971,13:44 minutes)

Los Trabajadores (El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas and Scribe Video Center [Pablo Colapinto, María Teresa Rodríguez, facilitators, with Milton Machuga], Scribe Video Center, 2002, 19 minutes)

I’m NOT on the Menu (Gary M. Brooks and Andrew Friend, Labor Beat, 2018, 11:29 minutes)

Parking available in West Lot 4, $5 flat rate charge, credit card required.
Directions to Rice Cinema, Rice Media Center:
Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive
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Directions & Parking

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

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


Rice Media Center
Cinema Auditorium #100