Engaging, high quality, strategically circulated film and multimedia storytelling is a powerful tool for community organizers and grassroots movements. These productions can inform the public on how a power structure impacts their community, challenge popular narratives that harm their communities, tell the stories of underrepresented voices, educate their base on a particular issue, or aid in a campaign to influence policy. Multimedia productions can be also be deployed to grow an organization’s base, raise funds, or reach audiences outside of their immediate location.
Detroit Media Machine collaborates with small, community-led organizations to tell the stories of their work.
The team is led by Kate Levy, an artist and filmmaker who deploys extensive place-based research to elucidate power and support social justice work. Kate brings together other creatives to collaborate on a project-basis.
Detroit Media Machine is sponsored by Allied Media Projects.