See the neighborhood with fresh eyes. Join us for the launch of Southside Stories, an immersive audio journey into Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York featuring the residents of Williamsburg’s Southside Community. We will start with a group version of the 35-minute audio walk, and celebrate afterwards with the storytellers at the Caribbean Club, the last remaining Puerto Rican social club in Williamsburg.
</br/>The audio walk features stories from the neighborhood’s recent history as a predominantly Latino neighborhood juxtaposed to a landscape rapidly undergoing transformation and synonymous with hipster culture. The walk encourages a reinvigorated sense of discovery, wonder and responsibility in participants’ relationship with the city.
6 PM: Meet as a group for the audio walk at the corner of Bedford Ave and N 7th St, in front of the Dunkin Donuts. Address: 182 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY 11211. Please bring your headphones, a MP3 player/listening device, and download the audio track from http://southsidewalk.com.
6:45 PM: Meet at the Caribbean Club for drinks and to celebrate with the storytellers featured in the walk. Address: 244 Grand St, Brooklyn NY 11211.
Visit the official website to learn more and listen to audio excerpts: http://southsidewalk.com This project is part of Living Los Sures, a UnionDocs Collaborative Production. The UnionDocs Collaborative Studio is a one-year program for a group of emerging media artists from the US and abroad. Core team: Shannon Carroll, Jen Epstein, Andrew Hinton and Federica Sasso.
Shannon Carroll is an artist and media producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the Creative Director of Vivid Storytelling, a creative agency specializing in video, photography and interactive design for causes, products and brands. Visit her online at http://vividstudio.co and http://shannonleecarroll.com.
Federica Sasso is an Italian journalist and radio producer based in New York City. She writes for Italian outlets and is a contributor to the Swiss national broadcasting company for which she produces audio documentaries. Federica was a Collaborative Fellow at UnionDocs and studied documentary film at the Scuola di Cinema, Televisione e Nuovi Media of Milan.
Andrew Hinton is a documentary filmmaker drawn to individuals and stories with positive change at their heart. His most recent film Tashi & The Monk won two awards at its premiere at Mountainfilm in Telluride. His previous film Amar was the Vimeo Documentary Award winner. He is from the UK but now lives in Brooklyn.www.vimeo.com/pilgrimfilms.
Jen Epstein is a researcher, writer and self-shooting media maker who has devoted many years to working as a manager in film and television for a variety of New York post-houses and media companies. She’s currently an Operations Project Manager for Discovery Communications. Her passion for documentary arts began while working as a production assistant/researcher on several documentary features including BrotherMen, a performance based documentary film that aired nationally on PBS. She holds a BA in Communication Arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey and earned an MA in Media Studies, with a concentration in Documentary Studies, from the New School.