Film in the Cities: Radical Roots In Youth Media


The Main 5 Sun, May 15, 2022 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
Festival Programs:MN Made Selects
Minnesota Made
Women & Film
Minnesota Made
Culture & Society
Release Year:2022
Runtime:57 min
Print Source:Twin Cities PBS (TPT)
Minnesota Experience
Director:Daniel Bergin
Miranda Harincar
Producer:Daniel Bergin
Miranda Harincar
Cinematographer:Jim Kron
Editor:Bradley J. Keely


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.