Jill Freidberg

Jill Freidberg heading out to interview the late Dr Reverend Samuel McKinney

Jill Freidberg is a Seattle-based documentary filmmaker, oral historian, radio producer, and youth media educator.

Her work reflects her belief that responsible, powerful storytelling builds understanding and solidarity across borders and across the street.In this interview she describers her current project, Shelf Life Stories.

The book she mentions reading at the end is The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.

A few of the over 70 Central District residents interviewed by Shelf Life.
Neighborhood Teen Interacts with Shelf Life stories at community engagement event (stories on rotary phones)
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  1. […] Jill Freidberg is a documentary filmmaker who lives and works in Seattle. At the moment she is busy with an oral history project called Shelf Life which seeks to disrupt narratives of erasure accompanying the gentrification and displacement of Seattle’s Central District. Jill receives periodic funding including three public grants as well as collaboration with the city’s Office of Arts and Culture. Jill also freelances in film editing as well as teaching part time at University of Washington. To hear more from Jill Freidberg, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Jill Freidberg is a documentary filmmaker who lives and works in Seattle. At the moment she is busy with an oral history project called Shelf Life which seeks to disrupt narratives of erasure accompanying the gentrification and displacement of Seattle’s Central District. Jill receives periodic funding including three public grants as well as collaboration with the city’s Office of Arts and Culture. Jill also freelances in film editing as well as teaching part time at University of Washington. To hear more from Jill Freidberg, listen to the complete interview. […]