Telling Our Own Story

Telling Our Own Story

Four Black Iowa filmmakers examine issues impacting their community in a collection of four films.

Episodes

EpisodeSeason1Episode101

Filmmaker Terrence Thames explores the basis for how racism took hold in Iowa and why it persists.

EpisodeSeason1Episode104

Journalist Ty Rushing explores racism and discrimination across rural and urban landscapes in Iowa.

EpisodeSeason1Episode102

Terrence Thames explores the journey of Black Iowans navigating the nuances of generational wealth.

EpisodeSeason1Episode103

Venise and S. Torriano Berry spotlight Black Iowans who have made their mark on the state and world.

Extras

ExtraSeason1Episode104

Ty Rushing speaks with Black Iowans to explore the problem of racism and discrimination across the rural and urban landscape.

ExtraSeason1Episode101

Filmmaker Terrence Thames explores the basis for how racism took hold in Iowa and why it persists today, as well as the successes and failures of Black people in Iowa who navigate the nuances of building generational wealth.

ExtraSeason1Episode103

Venise Berry, professor of journalism and African American Studies at the University of Iowa and filmmaker S. Torriano Berry put the spotlight on the contributions of Black Iowans who have put their mark on the state and the world.

Telling Our Own Story

About the Show

Heightened tensions have put a renewed focus on race relations. Four Black Iowa filmmakers examine racism, poverty and the wealth gap, Black history, and solutions for the future.