Rise-Home Stories is a groundbreaking collaboration between multimedia storytellers and social justice advocates seeking to change our relationship to land, home, and race, by transforming the stories we tell about them.

In 2018, A group of multimedia storytellers and housing, land, and racial justice advocates came together to reimagine the past, present, and future of our communities by transforming the stories we tell about them.

Many of us had joined forces on policy and direct action campaigns in the past, but Rise-Home Stories Project is a first-of-its-kind collaboration. Longtime organizers, advocates, writers, filmmakers, journalists, game designers, and more worked in true co-creative relationships, crafting five innovative media projects: Alejandria Fights Back!, a bilingual children’s book, Dot’s Home, a narrative driven video game, But Next Time, a nonfiction podcast, MINE, an animated web series, and Steal-Estate, an interactive online experience. Each of these projects speaks to the power of abundance and collective action in the face of increasingly toxic narratives of scarcity and individualism.

Working Films was one of the lead design team partners on the project, alongside Luisa Dantas of Jolu Productions, and we’re currently  supporting the ongoing impact work with the five media projects created by this incredible team of artists and organizing.

For more information about each of the five Rise-Home Stories media projects visit www.risehomestories.com. They are available for free for community and educational use.

Rise-Home Stories was made possible by a grant from the Ford Foundation’s Cities and State program.


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