We Tell

WE TELL Premiere at The Guild Cinema

Saturday, March 7, 2020

12:00 PM — Wages of Work

Citizens and communities approach issues surrounding job opportunities, occupations, wages, unemployment, and underemployment in a myriad of ways. They engage in union organizing. They reclaim stories about what is not spoken, repressed, or suppress. They launch political protests. Wages of Work spotlights lives from across the United States operating under various restraints on making a living.

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WE TELL Premiere at the MIT

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

6:30 PM — Collaborative Knowledges

Collaborative Knowledges focuses on inter-generational dialogues as a way to reclaim history and knowledge in people rather than in institutions. This program features videos that unearth lost knowledge and histories; elaborate shared experiences; and document traditions and practices of storytelling.

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WE TELL Premiere at Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

7:00 PM — States of Violence 

Debates and politics about the American criminal justice system are extremely complex, involving many stories of evidence, interpretation, policies, and laws that can center around just one case. States of Violence approaches this urgent topic from those directly affected by crime, incarceration, police, and war.

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WE TELL Premiere at The Sanctuary For Independent Media

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

7:00 PM — Environments of Race and Place

Environments of Race and Place zeroes in on issues surrounding immigration, migration, and racial identities unique to specific environments. These works embrace and amplify the micro rather than the macro in scope. They move from the national to the hyperlocal, advocating that understanding conflicts and contradictions can lead to change.

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WE TELL

Curators:  Louis Massiah, Scribe Video Center and Patricia R. Zimmermann, Ithaca College
Archive Research by the XFR Collective ​

We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media, a national traveling exhibition, chronicles the hidden histories of place-based documentaries that situate their collaborative practices in specific locales, communities, and needs for social and political change.

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Thematic Programs

body publics

Body Publics focuses on controversial issues surrounding public health and sexualities. It exposes the ailments from within and the diseases from the outside. These works unpack how access or lack of access to various...

Collaborative Knowledges

Collaborative Knowledges focuses on inter-generational dialogues as a way to reclaim history and knowledge in people rather than in institutions. This program features videos that unearth lost knowledge and histories;...

Environments of Race and Place

Environments of Race and Place zeroes in on issues surrounding immigration, migration, and racial identities unique to specific environments. These works embrace and amplify the micro rather than the macro in scope....

States of Violence

Debates and politics about the American criminal justice system are extremely complex, involving many stories of evidence, interpretation, policies, and laws that can center around just one case. States of Violence...

Turf

The works in Turf dig out the complexities and politics of gentrification, homelessness, housing, and the significance of urban spaces for democratic participation. The projects span cities such as Braddock,...

Wages of Work

Citizens and communities approach issues surrounding job opportunities, occupations, wages, unemployment, and underemployment in a myriad of ways. They engage in union organizing. They reclaim stories about what is not spoken, repressed...