During this conversation, I speak with the filmmaker, archivist, and the artistic director of Dox Box, Jihan El Tahri about the manifesto, “Liberate the Image.” The manifesto was a call to action to make archives more accessible to content creators living in the Global South. During the conversation we discussed:
Archival preservation of assets of those who are part of the Global Majority
Who gets to monetize archives and when does monetization make access to historical assets prohibitive
The role archivists play in the preservation of history and limitations due to limited staff, storage capacity, and adequate facilities.
Access to non-commercial archives such as museums, community organizations, and individuals
Licensing struggles across the borders
Usually, after recording a podcast episode, Ranell and I would quickly say goodbye to our guests so we could get on with Saturday afternoon activities. We stayed in the Zoom room for over an hour when we recorded our episode with Jennifer Crystal Chien. When listening back, I realized the...
In this episode, I speak with filmmaker, mentor, activist, and co-founder of Re-Present Media, Jennifer Crystal Chien. During our conversation, we chatted about how she got into docs, her commitment to advocacy, and the field-building and changing work at Re-Present Media. Jennifer's theory of...