What is Hidden Histories?
Originally a part of the city’s calendar of Tricentennial arts activities, “Hidden Histories” is a monthly, magazine-format video series that pursues and preserves the stories, lives, and places that make San Antonio an inspiring cultural treasure. With the support of the San Antonio Area Foundation and Humanities Texas, URBAN-15 developed this project to ensure that the histories memorialized by the Tricentennial celebration and by World Heritage efforts truly reflect the diversity of this region, which has been inhabited for over 10,000 years—well before 300 years of European settlement. Community-produced media is one way we can broaden public participation in official histories.
Now in its third season, Hidden Histories continues to premiere monthly episodes free of charge via our online broadcasting system. Each episode highlights archival interviews with community leaders; significant performances by musicians, dancers and poets; interactions with working artists; forgotten documentaries and narrative films; and discussions of important community issues by field experts.
Episodes premiere on the first Monday of the month and can be viewed online at urban15.org/live-stream. Following each broadcast, we archive episodes online at hiddenhistories.tv/archives for 24/7 access.
This project is supported in part by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, Humanities Texas, VuTURE Arts, and Friends of URBAN-15.