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The soon-to-be National Public Television series explores history through the photographs and stories handed down from one generation to the next. Host and director Thomas Allen Harris traverses streets and neighborhoods in Detroit to piece together its rise from riverside village, to a great American city, to its present post “urban renewal” state.
In this pilot episode, we meet Tim Burke, an artist who builds his sculpture with cast-off materials; Jamon Jordan, a historian of African American Detroit; and poet and performer Marsha Music, whose father, Joe Von Battle, was owner of a shop that popularized the music of Detroit in the 1940s and 50s.
They all draw on their memories and family albums to bring the boom after World War II to life. Meanwhile, host Harris goes looking for his own Detroit family history.
Engaging and informative, this CAAM-supported transmedia project will soon expand to other cities, bringing their pasts to light as well.
Everyone is invited to bring their favorite family photos and participate!
What is YOUR favorite Bay Area memory? Could be recent, could be old, could be yet to come.
Share NOW via email firstname.lastname@example.org or use #MyBayAreaStory and we’ll feature your story on our social media!
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Family Pictures USA emerged from Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR), a multimedia performance with a live audience, where people share their stories and family photographs, on cellphones or as actual photos, projected on a large screen. By harnessing the power of personal story-telling, DDFR also unlocks the creativity and imagination of participants, motivating them to become more expressive and sensitive to the stories of others.