June 4, 2024

Highlighting Local Documentary Filmmakers

Episode 1035
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This week on Arizona Illustrated… we’re showcasing the work of University of Arizona students from the School of Theatre, Film & Television who produced, filmed and edited short documentaries about Tucson’s history. Topics include the history of Tucson’s Chinese owned grocery stores, Tohono O’odham pottery and gentrification in Tucson’s oldest neighborhood. The films were produced with editorial independence under the guidance of Peabody award winning documentary filmmaker, Lisa Molomot. Funding was provided by the Regional Transportation Authority and the City of Tucson in collaboration with Pima County.

Chinese Grocery Stores in Tucson
There were once over 100 Chinese owned grocery stores in Tucson. This story looks at the cultural impact of them and talks to some of the children who grew up in them.

Producer: Lisa Molomot
Supervising Producer: Sarah Herr Student Crew
Videographers: Anna Agosto, Tatum Sailors
Editor: Anna Agosto

Tohono O’odham Pottery
A look at the process and cultural heritage of Tohono O’odham pottery with Reuben Naranjo.

Producer: Lisa Molomot
Supervising Producer: Sarah Herr

Videographers: Anna Agosto, Brett Jones
Editor: Anna Agosto

The Barrio’s were the heart of our city
Author and Historian, Lydia Otero takes filmmakers on a walk through Tucson’s oldest neighborhood, Barrio Viejo and reminisces on what has changed since their family lived there and what was lost with urban renewal.

Producer: Lisa Molomot
Supervising Producer: Sarah Herr
Videographer and Editor: Fiona Paskoff
Additional filming and editing: Anna Agosto

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