Thursday, December 9, 2010

Part 10. Conclusion: Watch the Science of Dream. Then do something.

       This is the video I got to watch get made. As new as the Dreamers Adrift project is, they have gotten a lot of press attention and positive viewer feedback and had one of their videos featured in an online news article on the DREAM Act. Yesterday the DREAM Act passed in the House of Representatives. This is something the Dreamers have been fighting for for almost 10 years and it is the first time it has passed. Today it goes up for a vote in the Senate and I am happy to know that not only does the revolution not end if the DREAM Act passes, but that the undocumented activists who have fought all this time are feeling so validated by the House vote that even if it doesn't pass, as Jesus said, "the DREAM Act is alive, the DREAM Act is alive."

One important thing I learned about digital storytelling that I would like to end with is that it is not meaningful unless it is in the context of social change.  Self-made videos for the movement are great examples of ways to skirt the ethical issues of capturing others images, creative issues such as being confined to rigid formulas, and non-revolutionary issues such as being created for the filmmaker's personal expression. These self-made videos for the movement are part of Third Tube, they are digital cinema of revolution.

Last thoughts? Watch movies. Make movies. Be inspired. Make change.


  1. I think you say it best when you state: "Watch movies. Make movies. Be inspired. Make change." Marina, your work is the change that we need in the world. When I think about constant activism, I think about your work. This is a great digital story and the voice and justice you do in your blogs and video entries are truly revolutionary. Great job! Please keep blogging :)

  2. I love the creativity of voice in the video, and in your blog. They are related and intertwined, but how? Is your blog the doing of something, perhaps? Passing on. Framing. Contextualization.