Digital City Films

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Digital City Films is a film series which is an annual project for an honors course on ethnographic filmmaking offered through the UAB Center for Urban Affairs. The project instructor is Michele Forman. Teams of students plan, research, write, film, and edit short documentary films about specific ethnographic subjects in area communities.

The course began in 2000 as "Guerilla Filmmaking in Anthropology" taught by Forman and Nick Kouchoukos. The course was initially co-sponsored by the McWane Science Center which planned to use the films in its exhibit "The Street". Other instructors who have participated in the class include Janice Kluge, Loretta Cormier and Rosie O'Beirne.

2010-2011

  • "M. A. D. Skillz Dance Company" by Dawn Coleman and Caitlin Chandler (M. A. D. Skillz)
  • "Food Insecurity" by Traw Crain and Colin Albea
  • "Invisible Goals" by Alex Lanier and Erin Hennessey (Lakeshore Foundation sports programs)
  • "Extraordinary Actors Who Happen to Be..." by Sarah Johnson and Alyssa Mitchell (Alys Stephens Center theater programs)
  • "Invisible Jobs" by Britney Jones and Mallory Messersmith (office custodians)
  • "Inner City Lacrosse" by Eddie Lewis
  • "The Secret Life of Beekeepers" by Rebecca Marston and Kyle Henderson
  • "The West End Community Garden" by Anna McCown and Lindsay Whiteaker (WE Community Garden)

2009-2010

  • Films documenting the implementation of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 stimulus programs

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003

2001-2002

2000-2001

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References

  • "Street Scenes: UAB and the Sidewalk Film Festival" (Spring/Summer 2006) UAB Magazine
  • Hickerson, Patrick (May 6, 2008) "UAB students' Digital City Films project focuses on endangered watercress darter." Birmingham News
  • Ratliff, Phillip (February 25, 2010) "Your tax dollars at work: Documenting federal programs in the Magic City." Birmingham Weekly

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