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Ear Hustle: Creating Community Beyond Bars

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Launched in 2017 from inside California’s San Quentin State Prison, Ear Hustle tells stories of incarceration and of life after release with wit, warmth and empathy. The podcast has garnered numerous honours from the Third Coast International Audio Festival and the Webby Awards, as well as being nominated for two Peabody Awards and the inaugural Pulitzer Prize for audio reporting.

Ear Hustle‘s creators, artist Nigel Poor and her formerly incarcerated co-host Earlonne Woods, along with executive producer Julie Shapiro of Radiotopia, join us to discuss the art of audio storytelling, the impact of communities telling their own stories, and how they keep creating amid a pandemic that limits access to participants.

Join host Santilla Chingaipe at ACMI as she interviews the Ear Hustle team via videolink, or watch the live-stream online.

To set a calendar reminder to tune into the live-stream click here.

Presented in partnership with the Australian International Documentary Conference and ACMI

Featuring

Julie Shapiro

Julie Shapiro is the executive producer of Radiotopia from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven podcasts. She is also the executive producer of Ear Hustle. From 2014–15, Julie was the executive producer of ABC RN’s Creative Audio Unit. In 2000, she co-founded the Third Coast... Read more

Nigel Poor

Nigel Poor is a visual artist whose work explores the various ways people make a mark and leave behind evidence of their existence. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and can be found in various museum collections including the SFMOMA, the M.H. deYoung Museum, and the Corcor... Read more

Earlonne Woods

Earlonne Woods was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. In 1997, he was sentenced to 31-years-to-life in prison. While incarcerated, he received his GED, attended Coastline Community College and completed many vocational trade programs. In November 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown comm... Read more

Santilla Chingaipe

Santilla Chingaipe is a journalist and filmmaker whose work explores migration, cultural identities and politics. She is a regular contributor to the Saturday Paper, and serves as a member of the Federal Government’s Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations (AGAAR).  Chingaipe wrote and direc... Read more

Location

ACMI Cinema 1, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Flinders Street Federation Square Melbourne Victoria 3000

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