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.
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
Bridging the Gap: Milwaukee’s Public Schools, John C. Becker and Mary Cate Simeone
Veteran Suicide, Clara Kiesel and Alex Miller