Puente Consultorías’ Al Borde project invited Ruxandra to teach an audio documentary storytelling workshop in La Guajira, inside a Wayúu indigenous community on the Colombia-Venezuela border. The Spanish workshop was open to anyone, at any experience level. After a week running around, gathering interviews and other audio, we sat under the light of an almost-full moon amongst dozens of Wayúu children, men and women drinking chicha and listening to the sound-rich pieces.
70 million is a new podcast about various efforts to reform the criminal justice system across the country. There are 70 million adults with a criminal record in the United States, and the podcast reflects on how the complex web of correctional and detention systems ensnares tens of millions. In this interview, Ruxandra tells Houston Matters of Houston Public Radio how criminal justice reform is coming to tough-on-crime Harris County, Texas.
Listen to the full interview here.
We are so thrilled to be a part of this year's Summer Fishtrap, teaching a weeklong workshop called "Getting Others Right: Engaged Documentary Storytelling in Words, Sounds, and Images." If you'll be in the northern Oregon/Idaho border area next week, we hope you can join us on Friday, July 13th!
Bear's images from our 2016 project, "Going Gray in LA," are up at the LA County AC Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90061.
They exhibit will stay inside the community room until the end of August. Stay tuned for events! And for more on our project about older adults' lives, go here.