#VideoVillage Celebrates 6 Ongoing Months of Success!

White Elephant and #VideoVillage team celebrate 6 months of success in Highland. After 20 months collaborating, connecting and changing lives, the #VideoVillage installation has closed at Cammie Clagett in Highland. The film exhibits — and our collective light — WILL SHINE ON!

We engaged over 40 amazing partners and — most importantly — created unbelievable documentary film history pieces highlighting the individuals and families of Highland. The project never could have happened without the collaborative effort of each and every person. … Over the course of the last 6 months, we filmed over 125 residents, we built over 40 new partnerships for Highland residents and leaders, we overcame incredible obstacles, we taught individuals how to make films and share their voice, residents taught us about beauty, life, love, and the incredible history of the area … together, we started an Innovation Village where students will learn tech skills … Today, Brian Painter the wizard who engineered the software design for the Raspberry Pi’s to remotely play the 52 projectors every night, texted us these facts: we played videos 3 hours per night on 52 Pi’s for 177 days. And — incredibly — we played 3.14 years of video.

We ask that you celebrate the legacy of #VideoVillage by sharing your favorite memory / story in the comments below. We will keep everyone posted on future screenings of the films. Stay tuned, also, for the latest updates about The Bethlehem Center Innovation Village where the magic will continue …

Coverage:

Highland Neighborhood Sees Signs of Hope – Herald-Journal February, 2017

Legend of Highland Documentary Premieres – WSPA News 7, February 2017

Public Art Project Stokes Civic Pride in Spartanburg – The Post and Courier, November 2016

Police Officers and Community Come Together – WSPA News 7, November 2016

Highland Residents And Police Share Ideas – Herald-Journal, November 2016

WYFF News 4, November 2016

Herald Journal, October 2016

Carolina Art News, October 2016

Herald Journal, September 2016

Herald Journal, May 2016