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Interview with Freehaven Masjid in Lawnside, NJ. Photo by Diana Soukhaphonh, courtesy of Scribe Video Center.

Questions of Practice: Louis Massiah on Technology and Storytelling

Questions of Practice: Louis Massiah on Technology and Storytelling

How are changes in technology changing the way artists tell stories? Scribe Video Center director Louis Massiah answers by talking about the ways in which the wealth of visual information new technologies offer has opened doors to non-linear storytelling in film.

Scribe Video Center director and Pew Fellow Louis Massiah on changes in technology and storytelling. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on November 17, 2014.

Louis Massiah is a documentary filmmaker, and the founder and director of Philadelphia’s Scribe Video Center. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, two Rockefeller/Tribeca Fellowships, and a 1994 Pew Fellowship. His recent work with Scribe includes the Center-funded The Great Migration, an oral history multimedia project that explores the Great Migration’s impact on the culture and makeup of Philadelphia.