East Austin Stories

East Austin Stories: UT Community Collaboration

"This is filmmaking as ethnography, with each short documentary capturing an element, an event, an individual within the rich and unique culture of East Austin." 
Austin Chronicle

Since 2000, University of Texas at Austin Radio-Television-Film students have made short documentary films about the communities, families, individuals, institutions, and businesses east of I-35, sharing and archiving the stories about the effects of the profound changes that have occurred in neighborhoods of East Austin. This project, which has involved hundreds of community collaborations, began with a class started by Professor Emeritus Andrew Garrison and continues today.