There was great food, there was a great audience, there were robots (for the kids!) and, in addition to screening Code Oakland, three of its stars — Kalimah Priforce, Sasha Williams and Isaiah Martin—along with director Kelly Amis and Rodney Urquhart of Slack, got to share the stage for a provocative Q&A. (As a reminder, Sasha and Isaiah are also featured in this don't-miss video).
This is what a TEACHED screening is all about (thank you Kennan!). Interested in hosting your own Code Oakland screening? Educators/non-profits/faith-based can buy the DVD or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measuring Our Impact
As the advent of digital and social media has provided exponentially more opportunities for documentary films to be made and seen (who isn't a "filmmaker" these days?), more people are looking for ways to measure their impact.
With this new Impact page on the TEACHED website, we try to capture some of the quantitative and qualitative measures we think matter about the quality of our work and how people are responding to it.
This page is a work-in-progress and feedback is welcome! Please send us your thoughts (and your own response to the films) at email@example.com. Thank you!
Getting to the Root
We are honored and excited to participate in the inaugural ROOTCAMP happening this weekend in Alameda, CA. This is a two-day gathering of community organizations and activists to share knowledge, best practices and organizing tools, and to get inspired.
Join Director Kelly Amis on Saturday night for a screening of Code Oakland and discussion about using film to further social justice goals. Special thanks to Saybrook University for supporting this awesome event.
Mahalo (thank you) to the Honolulu Film Festival for honoring Code Oakland with the Aloha Accolade Award! We're sure a lot of our supporters would join us in saying: we wish we could have been there.