Sharing Our Voices

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In collaboration with Seattle Public Library, I conducted a series of oral histories celebrating voices from Seattle’s vibrant LGBTQ community. From the interviews I directed and animated 5 short films of interviews with muppet-style puppets of the interviewees and stop animations of their stories.

This project wouldn’t have been possible without all the amazing stories from: Ilvs Straus, La Saveona Hunt, Lamar Van Dyke, Manuel Venegas, Mark Mitchell, Riz Rollins, and The Lady B. Also the videos wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Jack Leonard (DP/editor), Rachel Jackson (puppet maker/puppeteer), and music by Jared Mills.

This project produced by The Seattle Public Library as part of Sharing Our Voices, a project designed to preserve oral histories of Seattleā€™s distinct communities. During the screening at the Northwest Film Forum, project participants performed music, danced and participated in a panel discussion. Special thanks to The Seattle Public Library Foundation for their generous support for this program.