Parrhesiazestthai is the activity of telling dangerous truths. Films for the People tells multimedia stories about everyday people and their acts of truth-telling from within systems of marginalization. ~ Fran
PUBLIC EDUCATION PROJECT: Participatory Democracy in Times of Privatization explores community organizing for public education. The project follows teacher, parent, and community organizations as they make their voices heard and act publicly in the struggle against neoliberal education “reform.” While addressing national phenomena, the project documents actions and interviews activists on collective action against the dismantling and privatization of public education. This study witnesses participatory democracy to put the public into public education. The Digital Book combines short films with text and offers the reader/viewer options to navigate on each page. I also have a collection of films on my Vimeo Channel. The Grid presents short films in rows and columns. The viewer can select shorts to watch from the main grid and pull up collections of shorts by clicking the various titles.
WHO SHOULD WE READ? is a collection of short films of EDUCATORS (future teachers, current teachers and teacher educators) sharing their suggestions of who and what educators should read from ancient texts to contemporary works. Some of the readings are conventional and others may be surprising.