Film and Participatory Art Project

This film and participatory art project by Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg ran at the  National Museum of American Jewish History December 2016 – March 2017.

Cinema: A sequence of images wound onto a reel and unwound to tell a story.
Megillah: A sequence of words wound onto a scroll and unwound to tell a story.

How has the American Jewish experience been represented in film and television? The Cinemagillah project,  a 12-minute film and art installation by Emmy-nominated filmmakers Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg, offers some answers.  The project was part of their OPEN for Interpretation Artist-in-Residence program, and includes contributions from the public collected via social media, a “cloud-sourcing” method Shlain and Goldberg have used in award-winning films such as The Tribe (2005) and The Making of a Mensch (2015).  More info on the OPEN program here.

You are invited to share your favorite Jewish moments from TV and film history in the Museum’s recording booth or on Facebook.

Press Articles:
Jewcy (Arts & Culture) – Jewcy Interviews: The (Whole) Cinemagillah

eJewish Philanthropy – “The (Whole) Cinemagillah” premiers at National Museum of American Jewish History