Talk about social issues, push agendas or inform. Create compelling films to encourage change in our world.
Childhood poverty. The public education crisis. Youth incarceration. Adolescent health. Over the course of 4 weeks, participants are invited to think deeply on a subject of personal interest and community relevance and produce a short documentary film on the subject. Participants experience all phases of the production process from pre-production (research, planning) and production (shooting, interviewing) to post-production (editing, sound design, translation and subtitling). Participants collaborate with peers and mentors to create compelling films that pose difficult questions, seek solutions from a variety of stakeholders, and put forth arguments that get the audience thinking more deeply regarding the issues at hand. The program culminates with a screening of the participants’ works.