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City Lore Offering Summer Radio and Film Documentary Institute

Wednesday, March 13, 2013   (0 Comments)
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After 27 years of documenting New York City's diverse cultures and presenting them in still photographs, videos, and radio pieces, the folks at City Lore thought some sharing might be in order. From August 12-August 30, 2013, they will host the City Lore Documentary Institute, an intensive immersion program through which current and aspiring artists, activists, and cultural documenters advance their skills in multimedia storytelling. Working hands-on with veterans in the fields of radio, photography, and video documentary, participants will go through the soup to nuts process of producing a photo essay, radio or film short to tell a story. In addition, the Institute will provide an introduction to folklore- and oral history-based approaches to culture and cultural activism; writing for the media; interviewing and field research; and fundraising from government sources, foundations, and individuals, including crowd-sourcing. The Institute is designed to work intensively with participants on creative initiatives which they would like to fund, bring to fruition, and use to advance their careers. Tuition is $2,500, but we offer a number of full scholarships based on need for community scholars. Faculty and guest speakers for the Institute include Dave Isay, StoryCorps; Rob Rosenthal, Transom and public radio; Nick Spitzer, American Routes; Henry Chalfant, Style Wars; Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild. Please visit for more information, or email or call Elena Martinez (212-529-1955, x 306;

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