This is a edited short video sharing of some of the stories of the history of Five Points. Go to our Vimeo page to see more from
A Sense of Self - Growing Up In Five Points.
A Sense of Self - Growing Up in Five Points
DIRECTION: Michael Bird
CLIENT: Five Points Community
Production: Birdhaus Media &
Five Points is the historical center of African American life in Denver, Colorado. A Sense of Self - Growing Up in Five Points is a linear ethnography of that community.
Known for the jazz history of the community, much of the significance of the individuals of that built a thriving community is underrepresented. A linear ethnography methodology seeks to accurately portray the stories the community wished to share, not what those outside the community portray.
The stories included in this project were selected from 60 hours of interviews with individuals from the community and Professors of Sociology and History.
This project will be donated to the community and is being used to teach museum studies at MSU.
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