Current Projects

sitting on two stools | ne možeš sjediti na dvije stolice (you cannot sit on two stools).                           By Debbie James with photographs by Dejana Erich

OPENING APRIL 2013 Visual Art Gallery, Governors State University

A collaborative multi-sensory installation incorporating photographs, voice, and video, telling five stories of home and homeland. Exploring loss, memory, and return.

A video sample can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/O-HKOCwdx3A

Project Archive:

Visit to the Container Project in 2009 to teach digital storytelling as a means of promoting creative collaboration between the diverse neighborhoods in Windsor Heights, Jamaica.


The following strip of images are still shots taken during the field production in Windsor Heights, Jamaica during August 2009. The purpose of the production is to show to the community the role that media can play in community development. These images represent the afternoon we spent conducting interviews with local youth, community leaders, and the production crew.

Kingston airport road towards Windsor Heights

Kingston airport road towards Windsor Heights

Arriving at Windsor Heights

Arriving at Windsor Heights

Elaine films my arrival

Reuniting with Phillip on the soccer field

Reuniting with Phillip on the soccer field

Windsor Heights school and community center

Windsor Heights school and community center

Interviewees: Youth of Windsor Heights

Interviewees waiting

Interview with David Levy - Teacher

Interview: David tells a story of Windsor Heights

Interview with Phillip Ellis - Musician

Phillip talks about growing up in Windsor Heights

Andre planning the next shot

Production crew briefing

Production crew briefing

Interview with community leaders

Interview with community leaders

In post-production:

Musicians in Windsor Heights, Jamaica

Reggae in Windsor Heights, Jamaica. Interviews with local musicians who are using their rhythms to make a difference in the garrison community of Windsor Heights. 20 minutes. Produced for Velvet Vernon’s show, The Sin City Shuffle, CJAM 91.5 Windsor/Detroit. To listen to a segment, click on DIY Reggae/Electronic Loop.


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