A search for makeup trends on YouTube led one South Florida businesswoman on a quest to quietly transform her neighborhood.
Which, in turn, led her to lend her voice to “Pass the Mic: We Will Tell Our Stories,” a virtual screening event presented by Oolite Arts and the Community Justice Project.
The collaborative effort, set to air at 7 p.m. March 31, aimed for “community-centered storytelling,” pairing three filmmakers with Miami residents affected by critical everyday issues – many of which have worsened since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“These documentaries are being told by people who live these issues,” said Nadege Green, director of community research and storytelling for the Community Justice Project, which is composed of lawyers who advocate for low-income communities of color. “This isn’t something that they learned secondhand … or read in a book or studied. This is real life for them. They are on the front lines, and they should be the ones to tell their story.”