We facilitate workshops for youth, undergraduate and graduate
students as well as service providers, NGOs, community-based organizations and professional associations. We can customize workshops and media curriculum to your institution’s needs.
documentary Filmmaking with YOUR SMARTPHONE
Participants learn the basic building blocks for documentary storytelling, experiment with different styles of ethnographic filmmaking, and participate in hands-on technical audio/visual work. Participants will gain skills that can be adapted to their unique contexts and methodologies.
For anthropologists, researchers & documentary filmmakers
ETHNOGRAPHIC filmmaking lab
This hands-on workshop introduces the core debates in visual anthropology, including discussions on sensory ethnography and the politics of collaboration. Participants will take part in hands-on workshop sessions, in preparation for the production of short ethnographic films. Through lectures, film screenings, and three days of filmmaking, participants will gain an overall understanding of sensory ethnography approaches to filmmaking and best practices in collaboration.
For anthropology or film students & documentary filmmakers
Oral History & documentary:
Women’s Experiences in Refugee Resettlement
This workshop includes a screening and facilitated discussion of NOBEL NOK DAH, aimed at educators and refugee service providers who wish to use the film and multimedia discussion guide as a tool to spark discussions on themes such as the refugee experience, cultural shift & identity, gender, and storytelling.
For refugee resettlement agencies, educators & community organizations
social justice music VIDEOS
Social Justice Music Videos combine the contagious power of music with compelling visuals to expose injustice or imagine another world into being. This workshop shares global case studies demonstrating the three key ways social justice music videos contribute to social change. Participants also try their hand at impact planning and/or shooting their own music videos.
For artists, activists, social justice and youth organizations
DECOLONIZING Documentary & ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM
Ethnographic film and documentary have long been entangled with the colonial project of white supremacy and representing “the other.” Participants will learn the history of ethnographic filmmaking and strategies to decolonize film, such as technical camera skills that combat racist representations and promote alternative modes of storytelling that move beyond the “anthropological other”
For anthropologists, documentary filmmakers & journalists