October 18, 2019–December 15, 2019

We Tell: 50 Years of Participatory Community Media

October 18-December 15, 2019

This series is part of a national, traveling exhibition focused on place-based documentaries that situate their collaborative practice in specific locales, communities, and a need for social change. Comprised of six thematic programs that probe salient topics (body publics, collaborative knowledges, environments of race and place, wages of work, states of violence, and turf), this series features a diversity of voices, time periods, and geographic locations which explore and unearth the 50-year history of participatory community media in the United States. Guest archivists, filmmakers, and scholars will be present at each film screening to participate in a post-film discussion. This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

Curated by Louis Massiah of Scribe Video Center, Patricia Zimmerman of Ithaca College, and Carmel Curtis, Brendan Allen, Flamina Fortunato, Caroline Gil, Michael Grant, Marie Lascu, and Treva Walsh of XFR Collective, with support from IU Cinema, National Endowment for the Arts, IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, the Black Film Center/Archive, Center for Documentary Research and Practice, and The Media School.