Who We Are

July 4, 2018

Domedia Productions is a Rhode Island media group producing narrative films and print studies exploring human rights issues, with a special focus on cultural history and religion. Our origins lie in historical studies and documentary films telling the stories of people and groups whose human and civil rights have been neglected and even repressed, from Native Americans to the victims of Stalin’s repressions.  Our method is to portray the lives of ordinary people whose rights and histories are undermined as much by disinterest and distortion as by active repression.

No story telling is free from presuppositions, and every media group has its stance.  Our hope is to use the historical sources that solid research is now making more available to rescue chosen events and persons from the distortions of polemic and adversarial histories.


Photo of Ken Gumbert Ken Gumbert, Executive Producer
Award winning film-maker Ken Gumbert is Associate Professor in the Theater, Dance and Drama Department at Providence College where he also runs the movie making program. His films principally explore the lives and situations of people deprived of human, legal, and religious rights. These include two films on the life and rituals of the Ute peoples in Utah’s high desert, “Between Two Worlds” and “Ritual Ways.” His film, “Saving Grace,” on the Soviet crushing of religious and human rights after the takeover in Czechoslovakia in 1948, was given the Gabriel Award for the best documentary shown on national television in 2005. kgumbert@providence.edu
Image of David K. O’Rourke David K. O’Rourke, Executive Producer
David K. O’Rourke is a writer and award-winning editor working principally in the area of current affairs and cultural history, with an emphasis on religion.. His most recent books include “How America’s First Settlers Invented Chattel Slavery,” and “Demons by Definition: Social Idealism, Religious Nationalism, and the Demonizing of Dissent,” both published by Peter Lang in the series Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics. A graduate of Yale, he is also a Senior Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute in Berkeley, California, and a licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of California. david@davidkorourke.com

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