ISAIAH is part of a team of storytellers and organizers who made an animated web series called MINE which has been accepted into and is making its ✨  world premiere ✨  at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival!

AND You’re Invited to Tribeca’s Virtual FREE Screening!

We know that narrative change is at the heart of our work in creating a thriving, robust multiracial democracy β€” and that our movement is at its strongest when we break down artificial barriers between things like art, organizing, and politics.

For the past several years, ISAIAH has participated in a cohort of organizers, advocates, and multimedia storytellers called the Rise-Home Stories Project. This cohort, working at the nexus of housing, land, and racial justice, set out to create a suite of multimedia projects that advance a vision for how we dare to reimagine our collective future.

Virtual Premiere and Audience Q&A on Monday, June 14 at 7pm EDT

Join the team behind MINE (including ISAIAH’s Communications Director and co-writer of MINE, JaNaΓ© Bates) for a free, virtual premiere of the pilot episode followed by a conversation with the creative team and audience Q&A. Get your tickets at: https://minepremiere.eventbrite.com

 

More about MINE the web series

Set in the near-future, MINE is a narrative web-series that transports us to Beau Voda, a hard-fought utopian world where every aspect of life is powered by a miraculous healing water source. In the pilot episode, siblings Blaze and Mia discover that their fair and just community may not be as magnanimous as they think when their main life-source is threatened.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!

MINE was made with an audience in mind of young activists, of young people of color, of people on the frontlines of climate and racial justice, of sci-fi fans, and of anyone eager to envision the future of their community. It explores themes like self-determination of communities, abundance versus scarcity, migration, and collectivism versus individualism.

The web series was made by a unique collaboration of filmmakers and organizers from City Life/Vida Urbana, ISAIAH, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Local Progress, and United for a New Economy.

Why is ISAIAH involved?

For the last few years, ISAIAH has participated in the Rise-Home Stories Project, a groundbreaking collaboration bringing together multimedia storytellers and social justice advocates working at the nexus of housing, land, and racial justice in the US. Together, the Rise-Home Stories Project created a body of multimedia projects aimed at diverse audiences that expose the generational impacts of land and housing policies that use race to divide us, while planting a long-term vision for our collective future. This year, the group is launching multiple innovative projects including the web series, a bilingual picture book, a time-traveling video game, and a podcast.

We believe the story of MINE should be resonant to ISAIAH leaders and our communities across Minnesota, since at its core, it’s the story of a group of people striving to envision and build an equitable and just community. As a matter of fact, one of our very own leaders is the archetype for a MINE main character, Mia. Over the second half of the year, we are eager to think through with you and other ISAIAH leaders on how to utilize the web series in organizing and narrative events.

In addition to attending this virtual pilot premiere screening on Monday, June 14th, we look forward to hosting some screenings across the state, connecting it to your congregational, community and justice organizing work. Stay Tuned!

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