EMEAC (Eastern Michigan Environmental Action Council) recently named the 2011 Green Screen Film Fest winner: Detroit Future Youth partner, the 5E Gallery with The Heru for their documentary on the Youth Food Justice Task Force!! You can see the amazing documentary below!

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A big part of creating excellent media is understanding point of view. What is point of view? It a skill media makers and artists use to tell the story of the media they’re creating. It’s taking a story, and deciding *who gets to tell it*. Will it be a character in the story? Will it…

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Yesterday, I talked a bit about what “point of view” is and why it’s important to understand when creating media. Today I came across this really great critique of The Vampire Diaries–both of the books and of the television show. The section in particular focuses on one of the character’s in the series, Tituba. She…

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There’s lots of really great #detroitfuture events happening on Saturday, December 10th! First up: There is the Reimagining Organizing, Movements, Leadership event. Featuring Grace Lee Boggs, Meg Wheatley and Invicible, this event will: REFLECT on the ways we approach the work of transforming ourselves, Detroit, and the world. ENGAGE in conversation about networks, webs, new…

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I found this really great video which features a rewriting of traditional princess Disney characters. The video made me think about “point of view” and how really focusing on point of view allows the “narrative” about certain situations and communities to change. For example: The “narrative” (or story that is repeated continuously over and over…

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