Young producers challenge “dominant media narratives” of their community

During the summer months you may have seen young photo-journalists focusing an eagle and a ready lens on their Northside neighborhood. These are no idle sightseers, paparazzi or voyeurs, these young people have been participants in the Digital Divide Documentary Empowerment Project. That’s a heavy duty name for a fun and educational project that’s about to premier a professional-level documentary depicting issues of inequity in North Minneapolis. The young artists’ cameras and keen eyes tell a story described as a challenge to “dominant media narratives about the community.”

Forbidden Fruit: Hidden Gems of the Northside will premiere on Tuesday, September 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Capri Theater, 2027 West Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. The documentary will be shown later on local and regional cable access channels.

The Digital Divide Project is a program of CURA: The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, the civic technology incubator at the University of Minnesota. For more information contact Kristen Murray, program developer 612 625 7560 — better yet, catch a sneak preview on Facebook! It’ll leave you wanting more!

2 responses to “Young producers challenge “dominant media narratives” of their community

  1. I love your posts. We recently moved to Minneapolis after living for St. Paul for decades. I am learning a lot about my new city from your posts.

    Are you aware of any classes for newcomers to Minneapolis? I’m thinking of a “Minneapolis 101” kind of class which covers a bit of history, the street system, basics of government, etc.

    Thanks very much, Mary

    Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:40:04 +0000 To:

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