High school and middle school teachers, students and administrators participated in Texas Folklife's 2014 summer institute “Stories from Deep in the Heart,” a 5-day intensive fellowship in audio documentary production with professional producers, journalists and cultural workers. Participants were guided through production of short audio documentaries on themes related to folklife----family and community traditions. This year Texas Folklife partnered with the City of Austin's Asian American Resource Center to document the stories of this diverse community.
Fellows completed one audio story in groups during the program. The “Stories from Deep in the Heart” summer institute is part of an on-going series of workshops for teachers and students in the Austin area and Central Texas schools.
More info on the Stories produced:
EVERY ROOM HAS A STORY
Produced by: Victoria Chen, Natalia Palomo, Samuel Shiau, and Nyah Way
Our Stories youth fellows introduce us to the friendly people and flourishing communities of the Asian American Resource Center.
LAYALINA: OUR NIGHTS, OUR MUSIC
Produced by: Jennifer Hutchinson, Kim Lehman, Doy Roberts, and Jennie Tidwell
Layalina is a unique musical collective whose members have connections to the Middle East. Three members of the group share their perspectives on the humanizing power of music.
THE LUCK IN CHAOS
Produced by: Jennifer Karydas, Rachel Murray, Fabiola Torralba, and Laura May
Leng Wong, founder of Austin's theater company, Lucky Chaos produces work that explores the experiences of being Asian and Asian American in Texas.
ALL HIS YEARS ARE IN HIS FINGERS
Produced by: Mateen Kontoravdis and Auveed Rokhsaz
The curiosity of two young musicians leads them to the doorstep of master sitar player Indrajit Banerjee.