SSC 400-Our History is the Past Discussion- University of North Carolina .

Watch these three short connected documentaries about access to outdoor areas by filmmaker Faith E. Briggs:

(Everything is a Youtube link so that you have access to captions, but you can find the website of the filmmaker, Faith E. Briggs, here (Links to an external site.)and the website for This Land here (Links to an external site.), and I strongly encourage you to look through those materials. Also, note that the documentaries do have corporate sponsors – filmmakers have to eat too, y’all.)Then…

In a brief response of at least 100 words, discuss two of the following questions while referencing the documentaries:
2) What do our text and these documentaries have in common? What is one specific commonality you can find between Our History is the Future and these short documentaries?
3) There’s some information here that folks might not consider to be academic; the stories are personal; the personal is very political right now. Why is it important, especially in an interdisciplinary studies program, to access and discuss materials that are not academic in nature, along with the academic papers and texts that we read? Why do we need to look at the experiences and knowledge of folks who don’t have “Dr.” in front of their name?