2020 was a year like no other. Despite (and/or because of) the pandemic, economic downturn, and uprisings, we tapped into our communities like never before -- both virtually and in the streets through supportive networking and organizing with the grassroots. We were even still able to produce quality short films, authentic media coverage, and engage in important and timely conversations throughout the year.
We were honored to get to know and amplify the work of Karlie Thorntonand froSkate on a larger platform this fall. This womyn+ TQGNC BIPOC centered skate crew has built a community where folks can be unapologetically authentic in and outside of skate parks while taking care of their community. Huge shoutout to Gumbo Media for bringing us on & Nike for the collaboration!
C’airra Cortez is a passionate, expressive cinematographer, digital content creator, and documentarian that seeks to use her skills to express her creativity while consciously stimulating the mind though her pieces of art. She is the Creator and Owner of Blue Lotus Media, a Chicago-based media production company founded in November of 2016. She has been working with SoapBox since 2019 and hopes to continue to grow and become a prominent figure in the media industry while expressing her light and creativity through her different works of art.
Photo by Sean Kelly.
SoapBox Productions and Organizing is a film and social activism nonprofit specializing in multimedia storytelling for structural social change. We pair art and media with grassroots organizing efforts by developing, documenting, and promoting racial, economic, and social justice initiatives with community collaborators. Our mission is to utilize media to power and sustain social movements for a more equitable and creative world.