A Participatory Art Project

A film & participatory art project by Tiffany Shlain & Ken Goldberg that premiered on Dec 14th, 2016 and was up at the National Museum of American Jewish History for 3 months.

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 ongoing Cinemagillah project by Emmy-nominated filmmakers Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg is a 12 minute film and art installation that includes many suggestions 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).  This project was part of their OPEN for Interpretation Artist-in-Residence program. You can watch the film and experience The Whole Cinemagillah project at the museum. More info 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