Virtual ProgramWednesday, October 20

31-04 Folkstreams International

Wednesday, October 20, 9:30 am–11:00 am

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Chair: Tom Davenport (Folkstreams) and Steve Zeitlin (City Lore)

Folkstreams (, created by filmmaker Tom Davenport, is the premiere free streaming service and full-content archive for documentary films about folk culture in the US. This forum explores the possibilities of Folkstreams expanding internationally. We discuss a number of questions: 1) what documentary treasures and background scholarship might already exist, 2) where these documentaries are archived?  (3) how easy or difficult it would be to assemble them for streaming? (4) Which individuals might help or lead locally in their countries or cultural/geographical area ? (5) how might the the Folkstreams platform be improved to fit this initiative?