Oolite Arts has partnered with the Community Justice Project to focus on the cinematic storytelling of some of Miami’s most pressing issues—evictions, food insecurity, and incarceration amid COVID-19.
This collaborative model pairs a filmmaker with real community experts, the people closest to the issues and on the front lines, for community-centered storytelling.
The work spotlights organizing and community power happening in local collectives like Beyond the Bars and the Village (Free)dge.
On March 31, Oolite Arts will premiere the resulting films by Alicia Edwards, Fxrbes, and Vanessa Charlot, commissioned by Oolite Arts. The screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by Nadege Green, Community Justice Project’s director of community research and storytelling. We hope the films will encourage deep listening and inspire more people to understand and get involved in these issues faced by many Miamians.