Film in the Cities: Radical Roots In Youth Media

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Showings

The Main 5 Sun, May 15 3:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:MN Made Selects
Documentary
Minnesota Made
Women & Film
Tags:Documentary
Minnesota Made
History
Arts
Film/Media/TV
Youth
Culture & Society
Release Year:2022
Runtime:57 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Twin Cities PBS (TPT)
Minnesota Experience
Cast/Crew
Director:Daniel Bergin
Miranda Harincar
Producer:Daniel Bergin
Miranda Harincar
Cinematographer:Jim Kron
Editor:Bradley J. Keely

Description

Filmmakers Daniel Bergin and Miranda Harincar Attending.

In the early 1970s, a group of groundbreaking and radical teachers began Film in the Cities (FITC), a film program that forever changed the Twin Cities media landscape. Using student films and interviews, Minnesota-based filmmakers Daniel Bergin with Miranda Harincar create a cinematic celebration of education and mentorship.

FITC began as a program offered through the Minneapolis Public Schools, under the umbrella of the Urban Arts Program (whose most notable student might just be Prince). FITC started teaching Super-8 filmmaking and then expanded to include photography and video. Their work not only allowed kids to express themselves cinematically, but they captured stories and images of events and landmarks that would have been forgotten today. Featuring footage shot by FITC students, Film in the Cities: Radical Roots of Youth Media is an eye-opening and inspiring documentary about a little-known aspect of Minnesota history.