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Brown CINEMA Café

Tru Ruts and Intermedia Arts present
Brown CINEMA Café
In Partnership with IFP Minnesota
Curated by E.G. Bailey

Brown CINEMA Café is a film series presented by Tru Ruts and Intermedia Arts featuring films by and about communities of color. The next Brown CINEMA Café lounge event will be an evening of film and conversation in collaboration with Asian Media Access, Underground Media Collective, and Intermedia Arts' Media Active program.


ABOUT ASIAN MEDIA ACCESS | ww2.amamedia.org

Asian Media Access (AMA) is a comprehensive community media arts education agency supporting creative solutions for problems facing Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community through education, production, information technology and community organizing. AMA has worked successfully to accomplish its mission in five distinct areas of focus: 1) Multimedia Education; 2) Multimedia Exhibition/Performance; 3) Multimedia Production; 4) Multimedia Technology; and 5) R.I.C.E. (Reaching Immigrant with Case and Education) that includes an on-going support group and case management for runaway and homeless youth.   Occasionally, AMA will host special projects, involving in economic and neighborhood development opportunities.

ABOUT MEDIA ACTIVE | IntermediaArts.org/media-active
Media Active works with youth on media projects including filmmaking, editing, photography, and online and multi-media projects. Media Active employs highly skilled and talented youth who know media production, and have learned all about it through longtime participation in our after-school and summer programs.


ABOUT UNDERGROUND MEDIA COLLECTIVE | undergroundmediacollective.org
The UNDERGROUND MEDIA COLLECTIVE is re-imagining public media. We are a multimedia platform for storytelling and high-quality content. We are owned and shaped by community members through a cooperative model. The UNDERGROUND MEDIA COLLECTIVE was established to ensure the public narrative better reflects and serves marginalized communities. We amplify community voices. We provide access to comprehensive, nuanced information about critical issues. We produce and distribute content, track and train other media, and support and share content from community members – with fair compensation and protection of their intellectual and artistic rights. We own our bias of social, economic, and racial justice and promote equity and social change. The UNDERGROUND MEDIA COLLECTIVE is a mission based media organization. Our mission is to be a story platform for underrepresented communities.        


ABOUT TRU RUTS | truruts.com
Tru Ruts is an artistic organization based in Minneapolis with a history of high caliber artistic work ranging from films to theatre performances, a record label to workshops and residencies. Tru Ruts projects include Freestyle Theatre, Foto Libre, Speakeasy Records and others.


IFP Minnesota’s mission is to advance a vibrant and diverse community of independent film and media artists through networking, education, funding, and opportunities for showcasing their work. IFP MN envisions a world where expression through images is encouraged and valued. It is the goal of IFP MN to lead the way in supporting the independent filmmaker by creating a healthy and viable filmmaking community in Minnesota.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota


A Part of Intermedia Arts' Catalyst Series