MOHAI to host free screenings of Massive Monkees documentary, March 3

Seattle Channel’s Emmy-Award winning Community Stories series features local hip-hop crew Massive Monkees, chronicling the break-dancing troupe’s rise from competitions at local community centers to world-championship stages and its commitment along the way to sharing the positive art forms of hip-hop culture. Three, free preview screenings of the 30-minute documentary “Massive Monkees: The Beacon” will take […]

Three Seattle Channel docs profiling Asian Americans featured at local film festivals

Three Asian Americans: a doctor, a war hero and an artist are the subjects of three Seattle Channel documentaries featured this week at local film festivals. The profiles are part of our Emmy-Award winning Community Stories series. First up is “Dr. Ruby” at the Everett Film Festival, 7:20 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19 at the Everett […]

Community Stories celebrates 10 years

By Shannon Gee Ten years ago this week, I began work on a new Seattle Channel documentary series called Community Stories. Conceived by then Seattle City Councilmember Jim Compton, the goal of the new program was to shine a spotlight on Seattle communities with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Here’s a short trailer featuring […]

Seattle Channel honored for achievement in coverage of diversity

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) recognized the Seattle Channel with a 2015 Kaleidoscope Award, which honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity. The city-operated station was recognized for Honor Totem, a one-hour documentary which chronicles the carving of a totem pole to honor a slain woodcarver and offers an account of the […]

The evolution of pop artist Enfu

Known to most as Enfu, Seattle-based artist Ken Taya’s work speaks to generations of Asian Americans. From the gritty exploration of his cultural identity to fatherhood to the evolution of his artistic style to kawaii or “cute” in Japanese, Community Stories examines the whimsical and cross-cultural relevance of Enfu’s work, which has won him fans […]

Circus arts for all on Community Stories

It’s every body’s circus! Our Community Stories series heads to Georgetown for a look inside a large, unassuming grey warehouse, home to a magical world known as SANCA. The School of Acrobatics and New Circus Acts, founded in 2004, is the largest circus school in the United States and it offers everything from juggling and […]