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You are invited to a screening of a series of short films created by members of the broader Harvard community during a study group led by filmmaker and Ash Center fellow Cecily Tyler, titled, "Community Engagement through Filmmaking." Ash Center faculty affiliate Jorrit de Jong will moderate the discussion. Popcorn, food and refreshments will be served!
About the Study Group
The 6-session workshop taught participants how to make, in a “guerilla-style” format, a compelling 3-5 minute video emblematic of an issue they deeply cared about. The participants—as an individual or as a team 1) identified a broad social topic like urban blight, water rights, elderly care, access to education, or the promises and perils of the sharing economy; 2) researched and discovered various hyper-local stories that represented the broader issue; 3) used the lens of filmmaking to produce a no-budget narrative. The study group helped participants develop video production skills while strengthening their capacity in the art of engagement. Throughout the filmmaking process participants also considered ways to build community while seeking to represent the untold voices of your social topic.