New article by Amanda Nagy on Amerika and The Amerikans titled “Three Generations of Obies Collaborate to Produce Independent Film and Documentary Series”
"Everyone has a story to tell, even those who think they aren’t interesting. But not everyone possesses the gift of creative insight that reveals the extraordinarily rich inner lives of ordinary people — in equal turns touching, witty, and memorable — in a series of five-minute Web documentaries. Filmmakers Mika Johnson ’00 and Associate Professor Jeffrey Pence ’88 have accomplished such a feat here in Oberlin and around northeast Ohio. Their documentary series, The Amerikans, is a new model of independent, sustainable filmmaking that brings participants into the creative process."