Issue: Race and Ethnicity

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Media Impact Forum—Documentary Photography: Representing Identity

The final panel of the 2014 Media Impact Forum featured three very different documentary photography projects, each innovative in its own way. Each speaker addressed core principles: how the perspective of the person behind the camera can change the way viewers relate to the subject, and how this can help to chip away at traditional negative stereotypes. Read more

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Latino USA

Latino USA is the foremost Latino voice in public media and the longest running Latino-focused program on radio. Read more

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Cesar Chavez

A cinematic portrayal of famed labor organizer Cesar E. Chavez, focusing on Chavez’s fearless determination in organizing the largest non-violent protest in U.S. history to accomplish his ultimate goal of obtaining basic human rights for over 50,000 farm workers in California. Read more

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American Arab

In Kartemquin’s American Arab, Iraqi-born Director Usama Alshaibi takes a provocative look at the contradictions of Arab identity in post 9/11 America, weaving his own life’s journey and “coming-of-Arab” experiences into the life stories of several diverse characters. Exploring the values, passions, and hopes of his fellow Arab-Americans, Usama tries to make peace with his conflicted chosen homeland. Read more

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American Promise

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The New Black

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. Read more

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StoryCorps: Historias Initiative

StoryCorps Historias is an initiative to record the diverse stories and life experiences of Latinos in the United States. Sharing these stories celebrates the history, honors the heritage, and captures the true spirit of our community. Read more

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