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Detroit, 1960s. Photo by Albert S. Johnson, Jr.

Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow is Coming to Detroit!

I have been going back and forth to Detroit over the past few months preparing for our Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow as part of the Detroit Historical Society (DHS) Detroit 67 Project –  a citywide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Detroit uprisings/riots. DDFR will be working with communities across the city to create an photographic celebration/investigation around the narratives of one of the […]

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DDFR Roadshow Visited Northeastern University!

Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris visited Northeastern University in Boston, MA as a guest speaker on October 11th. His presentation was hosted by professor William Lancaster from the communication studies department and showcased Harris’ Emmy nominated film Through A Lens Darkly and a mini-DDFR multimedia demonstration for students and faculty of Northeastern University. After his presentation, […]

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Hollywood Premiere for DDFR Roadshow!

The latest Digital Diaspora Family Reunion roadshow was successfully held at Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood, CA on September 26th. This roadshow was hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with the International Documentary Association for this year’s Getting Real Conference in Los Angeles. In a first for DDFR (but […]

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DDFR Roadshow visits Hollywood!

The Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) roadshow will be hosted by the Academy, in partnership with the International Documentary Association for this year’s Getting Real Conference in Los Angeles. We will get to re-imagine the digital “Family Album”. DDFR is a transmedia project developed by Documentary Branch member and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris. Deeply rooted […]

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Two Cousins Meet for the First Time at Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Kick off for the New York African Film Festival!

It was a great experience working with Mahen Bonetti and her team to create a moving and historic Digital Diaspora Town Hall meeting that celebrated past supporters of the 23rd New York African Film Festival and brought in new audiences for 2016! Mahen and her team helped to select the special guests whose family albums […]

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DDFR Visits Skidmore College & Albany

Our visit to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York was a wonderful experience, full of poignant stories and cherished family photos. Not only were we able to explore new narratives, we also experienced how students and faculty alike are able to incorporate their celebration of their family histories into their definitions of everyday life. […]

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