Public Policy Video

Course Number: 
DOCST 271S
Course Instructor: 
Bruce Orenstein
Location: 
CDS, Bridges 104
Days and Times: 
W 3:05 p.m.-5:35 p.m.
Course Category: 
Video
Course Type: 
Normal
Course Level: 
Intermediate
Crosslisting(s): 
AMI 335S
PUBPOL 375S

Documentary film course focusing on the production of advocacy videos for social change. Covers methods and traditions of community organizing, introduces knowledge and skill sets needed to make effective videos for grassroots organizations, and explores how video is integrated into organizing strategies to achieve better results. Includes instructor-supervised fieldwork with community partner organization; student groups will research, write, direct, and produce a class video for a campaign to improve educational and economic opportunities in Durham's low-income communities.