John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative
 

MDOCS Storytellers' Institute

Keynote Presentations

Thomas Allen Harris

Jim Metzner

Harris and Metzner

Thomas Allen Harris

Raised in the Bronx and Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, Thomas Allen Harris is an award-winning filmmaker and cultural warrior, whose documentary films, installations, and experimental videos have been featured in venues across the international landscape on television, at festivals, museums, and galleries. For over 6 years, Harris produced for public television, which included two Emmy nominations (in 1991) for his work as a staff producer at WNET (New York's PBS affiliate) on THE ELEVENTH HOUR and THIRTEEN LIVE. Recent projects include Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People and the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow -- a national community engagement multimedia initiative that empowers individuals and families across North America to create new photos, unearth old pictures, and share images documenting themselves and their neighborhoods.

Jim Metzner

Since the 1970's, radio producer Jim Metzner (Pulse of the Planet, Sounds of Science, You're Hearing America) has pursued a quest, microphone in hand, searching for sounds which enlighten, inform and celebrate life, sounds which carry a special quality that no other medium can convey. With examples from his recordings, radio series and longer format work produced for public radio, Jim will demonstrate how he continues to explore the soundscape, creating a virtual space where an audience can share a new experience of listening. We'll hear how sounds can convey a sense of a place, an activity, a mood, a person, a family!

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