Grito Productions makes films that combine personal narratives with archival material to explore historical, political, and cultural themes. Our films put the lives and histories of everyday people in the foreground and provide entryways for the audience to understand the diversity of human experience.
Grito Productions films have screened at film festivals and community venues around the world and are used extensively in university classrooms.
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About Pam Sporn
I think of myself as a documentary storyteller. I make films that combine personal narratives with archival material to explore historical, political, and cultural themes.
When I was a kid I used to beg my father to tell me “boyhood stories.” As I listened to his tales, I felt as if I was watching a film. In my mind, flickering black and white images revealed my twelve year-old father hopping the turnstile on the Lexington Avenue line as he and his friends played “train-o,” their depression era game of dodging the cops and riding the subway from one end of the city to the other for free.
I’m still compelled by the drama in stories of working class life and that’s why as a filmmaker I keep recording oral histories. I let my subjects’ words guide me to the archival visual material and songs that will bring their stories to life. I hope my films touch my viewers emotionally and intellectually and inspire them to engage with the world in a way that helps make it a more just and humane place.