Kony 2012 is one example of how video can empower people and effect social change. This course will provide an introduction to the history, practice, and application of video as a tool of social expression, advocacy, and activism. By understanding the basic history of the video medium as a tool for social change, expression and examining various examples of activist filmmaking, students will develop the needed skill set to produce and screen a 5-minute issue-based video in hopes of fostering community engagement regarding the subject matter of the video.

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Submissions from 2015

Campus Sustainability, Jackson Kessel and Liam Santini

Transitioning Forward, Frankie Knauer and Sam Polhemus

Women in Film, Krystal Morales and Elizabeth Raterman

Submissions from 2013

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Bridging the Gap: Milwaukee’s Public Schools, John C. Becker and Mary Cate Simeone

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Veteran Suicide, Clara Kiesel and Alex Miller