2015. 38 Minutes.
FIELDWORKS is a short documentary series presented by A Blade of Grass (ABOG) that explores the beauty, rigor, and impact of socially engaged art through its ABOG Fellow initiatives. FIELDWORKS: Season One, produced by RAVA Films and One Hundred Seconds, will spotlight ABOG’s Distinguished Fellow, Mel Chin, and 2014 ABOG Fellows: Brett Cook, Pablo Helguera, Fran Ilich, Norene Leddy & Liz Slagus, Jan Mun and Jody Wood.
MEL CHIN, Operation Paydirt
Chin inspires 400,000 participants across the country to end childhood lead poisoning.
BRETT COOK, Reflections of Healing
Cook champions health and wellness in participatory portraiture at Oakland’s “Life is Living” festival.
PABLO HELGUERA, Librería Donceles
Helguera opens his pop-up bookstore housing twenty thousand used Spanish-language books in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
FRAN ILICH, Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op
Ilich links Zapatista communities to political movements in New York City through rebel coffee service.
JAN MUN, Greenpoint Bioremediation Project
Mun fights one of the largest underground oil spills in the world with bioremediation in Newtown Creek, Brooklyn.
SEXED: NORENE LEDDY & LIZ SLAGUS, Wearing Consent
SexEd builds an arts-based sexual health curriculum with a mission to reform sex education across the country.
JODY WOOD, Beauty in Transition
Wood brings her mobile beauty salon to nine homeless shelters over three months in New York City.
Watch the trailer for FIELDWORKS here: