Dorothea Braemer

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As Media Center Manager and Program Director at Scribe Video Center, Braemer was actively involved in providing access to video training and production facilities to historically underserved communities. Scribe is known for its mission as a media arts organization that promotes video as both an artistic medium and a tool for progressive change. Braemer headed up Scribe's "Community Visions" program, which trains community groups to create videos about their constituency or concern. A Co-Director of the Termite TV Collective and active member since 1994, Braemer has produced numerous half-hour television programs for this award-winning video collective covering a broad range of cultural social and political themes. Termite TV creates multi-faceted and stylistically innovative programs about issues not regularly covered in mainstream media. Their nationally cablecast series has won the Golden Apple at the National Education Film & Video Festival, the Best Innovative Series Award from the Alliance for Community Media, the Grand Prize from the US Super 8 Film and Video Festival, and has twice been the recipient of a Director's Citation from the Black Maria Film Festival. Braemer's personal media work has been broadcast nationally on PBS, and exhibited internationally at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Television and Radio, the Athens Film & Video Festival, the Budapest Film Festival and Artists in Wonderland in Baruth, Germany. She has been the recipient of grants and awards from the Sprague Foundation, the Bread and Roses Community Fund, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, the Puffin Foundation and the Samuel Fels Foundation, amongst others. She received an artist's residency from the Werkleitz Gesellschaft fur Kunst und Medien in Saxony-Anhalt. Braemer has taught film analysis and video production in the Communications Department at Villanova University. She holds an MFA from Temple University's Department of Film Media Arts, and a BA in Russian Literature & Art from University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA. She is Director of Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo.