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Here’s the trailer for a feature film completed in early 2016 — RAREFIED. Over more than two years, I traveled to spend nights, afternoons, or multiple weekends with each of nine families with a variety of suspected genetic-linked disorders. The result is a film that shows and explains how complex new science is shaping the lives of families everywhere.
Forward Cities is a multi-city collaboration between Durham, Detroit, Cleveland and New Orleans, focused on equitable and diverse redevelopment of urban economies. Each city hosts a “convening” for members of the other communities to visit and engage in vibrant dialogue on the issues relevant to that city. The result is an exchange of ideas and energy which can be taken back to the other communities to enrich and inform constructive growth. This video highlights some of the activities of the Durham convening in December 2015.
This is one of a series of videos (yet without subtitles), made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. Hort/lab is a project by Cris Reguant which will allow people living in high-rise buildings, who may not have access to a local community garden, or may not be ambulatory enough to get outside to garden, the opportunity to garden on their terrace or roof. Hort/lab is about having fresh vegetables and herbs with immediate access.
This is one of a series of videos (this one in Spanish, not yet translated), made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. This school behind Parc Guell, one of Gaudí’s architectural attractions in the city, has incorporated a local garden into the school’s curriculum. The result is that all students in the school visit the garden four times each year to enjoy learning about nature firsthand.
This is one of a series of videos, made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. ARAPDIS is an organization supporting the therapeutic work of mentally ill people in Barcelona. Part of their therapy happens in a garden setting.
This is one of a series of videos, made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. This garden is located in the City Center of Barcelona, in La Ribera barrio, where, some years ago, buildings were taken down to create an open space in the neighborhood. A struggle ensued between the neighbors and the city government about how to use the space and the neighbors ultimately prevailed. The result is a plaza enjoyed by the people, containing an open garden space to benefit all the nationalities who mix there.
This is one of a series of videos, made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. This garden is two city blocks from the famous Sagrada Familia cathedral, the only public vegetable garden in that neighborhood of the city. The garden is operated by the municipal government of Barcelona and features retired people and prisoners working side by side.
This is one of a series of videos, made over six weeks in Barcelona, about different types of urban gardens. Can Masdeu is a communal-living project on the outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, where 30 people experiment with various approaches to living sustainably together. The community began from a group of people squatting in an abandoned hospital, where they have remained since 2001.
During much of 2012 and 2013, I shot, edited, and assisted in overall production of a series of seven videos on behalf of The Wallace Foundation. The videos complement a written report detailing best practices for urban arts programs around the U.S. This video serves as the introduction for the entire project. The entire collection of the seven videos may be accessed here.
This is one of a three-part series of short videos I did for Self-Help Credit Union, showcasing some of Self-Help’s borrowers for depositors to know. Each story was shot in one afternoon visit, with limited access and knowledge about the subjects beforehand, in addition to necessary sensitivity to the subject’s life and background story. I think the rest of it speaks for itself. I would love to do more videos like this, helping to inform the public about the kinds of good work going on in our communities.