We’re showing 20 animations, micro-documentaries, and biopics at the first-ever film festival at the 38th Society of Ethnobiology conference at University of California Santa Barbara.
The films are produced by academicians, tribes, independent filmmakers, and practitioners, and include the debut of five films by my SJSU students.
The entire 2015 program is available for free online.
Here’s a taste of the offerings, a talk given by one of our TEDxSJSU 2015 speakers, Nathan Kiwere:
The Power and Legacy of the Totems Ideology (6:01) Ethnobiological research into Uganda totemic species. Narrated by Nathan Kiwere, Produced by Isaac Mukama.
On Monday, May 4th from 6:00 – 10:00 PM (California Time) we held our first TEDxSJSU event.
See our program here.
See the line-up of TEDx Talk videos here
(We’ll be posting the live talks from our fabulous speakers on the TEDx channel soon.)
Flash nonfiction is a way to tell true-to-life stories with intensity and brevity, usually in 500-750 words. I wrote a flash non-fiction piece on a whale coupled with a short video here.
50% of our world’s languages are threatened. What can we do?
In my San Jose State University class, students are making bilingual story-films by adding pictures to stories by grandmothers and grandfathers.
I’m thrilled to showcase our newest film – a story by Kashaya elder Essie Parrish, beautifully illustrated with digital paints by Rachael Borch.