My name is Ken Winikur and I am a documentary filmmaker creating independent projects and work for museums.
I am a Philly boy born and bred who relocated to Boston about 10 years ago. Yes, I hear a lot about Larry Bird but I still rock my Sixers jersey.
When I was in high school my friends and I would make films on a Fisher Price Movie Camera. It used to record sound and picture on cassettes and play back a very grainy, very cool, black and white image. When I was in college I studied English Literature but always took film/video production classes. It was then that I started to become very excited about the possibilities of how you could explore ideas through moving images.
I admire people who live the lives that they want to live and not the lives they think they should. That takes bravery and I admire brave people.
Each city has their own unique personality. What I love about Boston is that it is permeated with an incredible sense of the possible. Things actually change here. Problems are addressed and solutions are sought. There isn’t a fear of trying something new.
My biggest fear for Boston is the loss of diversity. Diversity is what makes cities vibrant. All forms of diversity.
I hope Boston continues to address its problems in creative and revolutionary ways. I hope it never becomes complacent and I hope it finds solutions to core problems that can act as a model for other cities.