Talkin’ Union (1979)

“Talkin’ Union” is a four-part oral history of four women who organized labor unions in Texas in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. The women are Alberta Snid, participant in the 1938 Pecan Shellers Strike in San Antonio, the largest strike in the Southwest during this period; Charlotte Graham, leader of the 1935 Dallas garment worker strike and member of the […]

The Rag: Austin Underground Press 1966-1977

A three-part documentary featuring interviews and photography from members of The Rag collective. Rag staffers published an influential Underground Press newspaper in Austin, Texas from 1966-1977. Their activism and writings propelled the local anti-war, pro-Civil Rights, Women’s Liberation, and countercultural movements of the sixties and seventies. Individuals who participated in producing and distributing The Rag revolutionized Austin politics and local media. […]

Archives 1976-1993

“Faulk for Congress” (1983, 20 mins., video) and “Where the Lucky Kids Stay” (1983, 15 mins., video), for public access television.   “Peace in the Garden” (1990, 20 mins., video), documentary on Isamu Taniguchi, master gardener and creator of the Zilker Oriental Garden, funded by Austin Parks and Recreation  Additional Projects Please Contact Us if you would like access to […]

Building Hope: The New Deal and Texas Farms (2007)

Building Hope: The New Deal and Texas Farms (2007)

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the U.S. Government created many programs to help unemployed Americans. The Building Hope video documentary tells the story of three different communities that were built in Texas through support from President Roosevelt’s administration to address widespread poverty among tenant farmers and sharecroppers. In “Ropesville”, original settlers tell the story of building a farm […]