Group Empowers Unheard Voices to Take Control of their Narratives

DIYDocs is teaching residents of Jackson, Wyoming, and Tlaxcala, Mexico, how to make their own documentary films. All they need is a smartphone.

by | Oct 2, 2020 | Film & TV, People

Whose stories get heard? Who gets to tell those stories? Who gets to tell their story? These are questions many journalists and filmmakers are asking these days, including Jackson filmmaker Alyson Sperry. She is the co-founder of DIYDocs, a nonprofit that helps people tell their own stories—and all they need is a smartphone. Participation in DIYDocs’ “Sister Cities” program is open to residents of Jackson who have a connection with Tlaxcala, Mexico—either as immigrants themselves or as first- or second-generation Americans. 

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About Emily Cohen

Emily has served as executive director of KHOL since June 2019. She has a background in ecological design and urban planning and has worked as a teacher on the US-Mexico border in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, as a policy wonk in Washington, DC and as a land use planner in Wyoming. She is an avid fiddler of Appalachian old-time music and other traditional folk styles.

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