Roots of Resistance : The Tuchyn Story launches

Yesterday a very different project that I had a small part of launched. The Tuchyn Story from UNCG’s Public History program (Anne Parsons) was launched with the help/launch by UNCG Hillel. This is an interactive web doc that is aimed at NC public high schools to use in their curriculum. It’s about the Holocaust. The video I edited for them is the one on the Resistance tab. Their team was excellent at giving specific notes on what to do when and made the process so smooth. It’s a powerful story and I was again moved to tears yesterday at the project launch. Tuchyn is/was a Ukrainian Jewish town of 3000 that tried to fight the nazis as they invaded. I believe 69 people survived to tell the tale…. After hiding in hay stacks for 18 months…! There is this installation element with these wooden trees are gorgeous and I believe meant to come in to the classroom and allow for students to write their thoughts on postcards and add to the trees. The postcards were designed by Paula Damsceno who had worked in UNCG libraries (and had run Flick!) but now I think may be in grad school at the Art Institute of Chicago? (Postcards were really lovely!)

Journey to Salem (documentary) airs this week on PBS

See the feature-length doc here:

We are thrilled to announce that “Journey to Salem,” a documentary featuring Jennida as the director of photography and Hassan as a camera operator, is scheduled to air on PBS this week. Don’t miss the chance to hear director Alex Klein speak about the film in this interview by clicking on the link provided.

Journey to Salem documentary social media:

and here is the interview with Alex Klein:

s/n awarded UNCG’s Community-Engaged Pathways to Partnership (P2) Grant

s/n (and UNCG’s Media Studies Department) along with a brilliant team of artists and educators have just been awarded UNCG’s Community Engaged Pathways to Partnership (P2) Grant. This is a three year endeavor that has been awarded to our ‘Arts & Technology’ venture that works together with Morehead Elementary School and Baskent University’s Department of Cartoon & Animation in Ankara, Turkey. This is super exciting for all involved!

s/n named visiting artists in the Guilford County School system

s/n in honored to be named visiting artists at Morehead Elementary School, where we’ll collaborate throughout this school year to work with the Morehead Arts Academy dance instructor Jenny Braswell to work with her class to make a dance film! This project is funded through the Arts in Education Artist Residency Grant with the NC Arts Council, and with funding through the National Endowment for the Arts! We are truly honored and very excited!