Community Documentation Screening

Join The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes from 7 – 9 PM Thursday, September 15, at Elmira College’s Gibson Theater for the second premiere of the Community Documentation Workshop documentary shorts. These short videos document our region’s rich cultural heritage, presented from the perspectives of the people that carry on these traditions themselves. Produced through The ARTS Council’s pilot Community Documentation Workshop series, they highlight what cultural resilience, creativity, and continuity look like in times of flux.
A Q&A will follow the screening.

This event is free to the public.


This initiative is a partnership between The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, CCLD MakerSpace, Chemung County Historical Society, Congregation Kol Ami, Elmira Center for Cultural Advancement, Elmira College, the Islamic Association of the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier Indian Cultural Association.

The Community Documentation Workshop is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning & the Finger Lakes, the Corning Incorporated Foundation, and individual donations.

Questions? Contact T.C. Owens at