As an opening to URBAN-15’s 14th annual Josiah Media Festival, October’s episode of Hidden Histories delves into the rich local culture of youth media education that produced Josiah Neundorf, a talented filmmaker from San Antonio.
As an opening to URBAN-15's 14th annual Josiah Media Festival, October’s episode of Hidden Histories delves into the rich local culture of youth media education that produced Josiah Neundorf, a talented filmmaker from San Antonio whose premature passing in 2006 inaugurated one of the longest running youth film festivals in the world. Beginning and ending with Neundorf’s visionary work, we screen ten of JMF’s best local films by students attending San Antonio high schools and media arts programs. We also interview Josiah’s father Marcus Neundorf on the festival’s origins and impacts, as well as film educator George Ozuna on his involvement in the creative ferment that launched the youth media movement in San Antonio.
Schedule of films includes:
Eggs Over Easy (2005, Animation)
Josiah Neundorf, Northeast School of the Arts / Boston Museum School
Reverend Perkins: Underground Artist (2007, Documentary)
Sterling Abrigo, Evelyn Posada, Julian Moreno
Fresh Fruit (2007, Animation)
Ed Kelley and Brenden Cicoria, St. Mary’s Hall
El Gran Machin (2009, Narrative)
Aaron Richmond-Havel, Harlandale High School
The Receptionist (2011, Narrative)
Nicholas Wachter, Communication Arts High School
The Associate (2012, Narrative)
Shale Leal-Willett, Communication Arts High School
R/G/B (2014, Experimental)
Alejandro Peña, Say Si
Of Gods and Bells (2016, Documentary)
Alexia Salingaros, St. Mary’s Hall
El Tentacion de San Tomas (2002, Narrative)
Josiah Neundorf, Northeast School of the Arts
As an online arts and culture magazine, Hidden Histories pursues and preserves the underexplored stories, lives, and places which make San Antonio and South Texas an inspiring cultural treasure. Each monthly episode uncovers important cultural histories of the region by featuring archival interviews with artists and communtiy leaders; significant performances by musicians, dancers, and poets; forgotten documentaries and narrative films; and vintage discussions of important community issues. In uncovering and generating the archives which hold these stories, Hidden Histories endeavors to move beyond the public humanities to one that is truly community-based.
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