Telling Our Own Story
Four Black Iowa filmmakers examine issues impacting their community in a collection of four films.
Filmmaker Terrence Thames explores the basis for how racism took hold in Iowa and why it persists.
Journalist Ty Rushing explores racism and discrimination across rural and urban landscapes in Iowa.
Terrence Thames explores the journey of Black Iowans navigating the nuances of generational wealth.
Venise and S. Torriano Berry spotlight Black Iowans who have made their mark on the state and world.
Ty Rushing speaks with Black Iowans to explore the problem of racism and discrimination across the rural and urban landscape.
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.
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.
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.