13 Ways of Looking at MPLS

13 Ways of Looking at Minneapolis Project

MTN is pleased to announce a great new documentary program that MTN will run throughout 2013: "Thirteen Ways of Looking at Minneapolis." This unique project will invite a wide range of creative voices in our community whose films, documentary featurettes, programs, and visual experiments will be broadcast on Comcast Cable Channel 17 (and streamed over the Internet) during MTN's thirtieth anniversary year (2013). You can support the "Thirteen Ways" project by making a contribution on our Indiegogo page (www.indiegogo.com/13WaysMinneapolis) before it expires on December 6; by planning your own submission to the project starting on December 10, 2012 (details coming soon on www.mtn.org); or by simply getting the word out about the project to your friends and colleagues. Every bit of support will help inspire our creative community to tell the story of Minneapolis to Minneapolis.



Give to the Max Day on November 15

MTN Youth are hard at work on their campaign for Give to the Max Day on Nov 15, 2012. They are creating a video for YouthPrise Video Contest which will be used during Give to the Max Day. A donation to MTN supports community-oriented, volunteer-created television, youth media and an alternative to corporate media. Every donation you make on this day will make a big difference at MTN.


Live at Studio A - Somali Media

Somali Media - Live every Friday on channel 16 from 5-6 pm in MTN's Studio A - (usually).
The celebration involves the 40th anniversary of the acceptance of the Somali language in Somalia after a long colonial period with Italian and English as official languages of this huge region, known as the Horn of Africa.  It was a festival of culture celebrating art and tools with a cultural function.  Doug Cain thought it was a visual feast illustrating the cultural wealth of the region --- and the roots of culture for our new neighbors.

photos courtesy of Doug Cain


Youth & Politics Panel was a Success!

The Youth & Politics discussion was hosted by Nate Danforth, a teen who has been active in several MTN youth programs. The panel consisted of Joe Gantenbein, a student at South High and member of the MTN/Video VOICES class, Amy O’Connell and Max Hall, members of the National Youth Rights Association (NYRA), Minneapolis City Council Member Robert Lilligren, and Minnesota State Senator Kari Dziedzic. The panel addressed issues such as barriers to youth participation in democracy, and what youth envision as the future of our political system. The show included a Question and Answer session with the studio audience, which was composed of both youth and adults. MTN's Youth Programs create strong youth leaders among the diverse communities of Minneapolis by fostering communication skills and providing opportunities for creative expression. For more information, email alexb@mtn.org. Check out the video here!

photos courtesy of Alex B.

Free Event at Casket Arts in NE MPLS

This weekend Casket Arts is opening their doors for two days of art exploration, viewing demonstrations, and other special events that will interest art goers. There will be artwork on display which 
will include the sunny robot paintings of Linnea Maas Doyle, the screenprinted wallpaper of Kick.Stand.Press, the modern furniture of findfurnish, the delicate pieces of
Metal Heart Jewelry, and others. Film screenings, live music, and hands-on art activities round out the event. The event will start on November 3rd at 12-8pm and November 4th at 12-5pm.
Casket Arts is located on 681 17th Ave. NE Mpls.  

photo courtesy of Casket Arts

Voices airing Monday nights on channel 17

Seniors of the Video Voices class at South High in Minneapolis are creating their first original pieces of media this month. The first episodes of the VOICES show will include the projects VOICES students 
did with Spoken Word Artist Frank Sentwali as well as short pieces, called POVs, that challenged them to explore the power of editing using media they recorded in Powderhorn Park. The new episodes of 
Video Voices, airing Monday nights on channel 17, will begin in November. You can learn more about Video VOICES at https://mtnteens.wordpress.com. For more information about the Video Voices Program, 
please email jtalley@mtn.org.

Take a Class

Our classes are now scheduled through the end of the year. If you were planning to take a class this fall, now is the time to sign up! Visit mtn.org and click on "Take a Class." For upcoming November class dates, check the side bar of this email!

Show up for a Free MTN Orientation
Upcoming dates for the orientation: November 14th, November 28th, and December 12th. Starts at 7 p.m. Come in, send someone, or come as a GROUP to learn what MTN is all about!

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