How do I paint a self-portrait with words? Writing short is like painting with one color. If I could paint with only one color, it would be fieldflower blue. Because I like the mountains better than the sea. Is what I experience what shapes me or shapes me as I am? If I can give meaning to my life, perhaps it is by initiating a dialogue about the things that move me and by bringing movement into the world. As I look for ways to connect political work and art, I’ve come to love documentary film. CONNECTING FUTURES is the connection that will bring me closer to answering questions about collective futures and the role of film in social change.