Silverstein is the artistic director and co-founder
(with Tracy Rector) of Longhouse Media and its youth media project
Native Lens, a partnership with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.
She and Rector collaborated with young filmmakers to create Longhouse
Media's feature-length environmental documentary, March Point,
which received a National Geographic All Roads Seed Grant and
was selected by UNESCO as an example of indigenous grassroots
mobilization in response to climate change.
In 2007 Silverstein was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach
media techniques to young people living in impoverished areas
of Rio de Janeiro, and is currently arranging an exchange program
between these youth and their North American counterparts from
Native Lens. In 2004 she wrote and directed A Jew's Guide to
Christmas, a documentary short which aired on Seattle's PBS
member station KCTS and was screened as a Distinguished Feature
by the Seattle Art Museum. Prior to the founding of Native Lens,
she worked as the director of the Young Producers Project at 911
Media Arts Center in Seattle.
Screened by NMAI
Annie Silverstein - photograph by Jack Storm