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Pondering the Question of Ethical Photography. Several months ago I was in Kampala, Uganda, watching three small kids excitedly race to the top of a small hill, running barefoot, wild and free.

Pondering the Question of Ethical Photography

Through a field covered in trash. Capturing the Life of a Young Guatemalan Woman on Camera. When I stepped off the bus, the soles of my sneakers scraped against the moist concrete.

Capturing the Life of a Young Guatemalan Woman on Camera

The sky was dark, as the sun had yet to rise, and unseen clouds loomed overhead. The air was cool yet heavy. I wrapped my thin jacket tighter around my body and wished that I had packed a warmer sweatshirt, and that I would have known that I would be spending several early mornings battling the chill of Central America’s rainy season. I had not expected this, just as I had not expected that morning, when I begrudgingly rolled out of my hostel bed at four o’clock, would lead to one of the most memorable and meaningful days of my life.

When Sh*t Hits the Fan: Making Your First Documentary in Morocco. Brianna Celestina’s documentary, Pikala Binatna, follows a young Moroccan named Jamal who pursues his lifelong interest in bicycling and becomes an avid mechanic and mentor.

When Sh*t Hits the Fan: Making Your First Documentary in Morocco

In his bicycling endeavors, he co-founds a project in his community called Pikala, created to destroy the social stigma associating the poor with bicycles. To capture his story, Brianna and a team of filmmakers travel to Morocco where the documentary does not go as planned and Brianna is forced into new roles with little room for error. So what did it take to capture the subtle and obvious joy of the people of Marrakech in a short but poignant 10-minute documentary? According to the documentary’s director, Brianna Celestina, first and foremost, patience in a foreign land and patience among your team is a firm start. Student sees Guatemala through film – The Linfield Review. While many students enjoyed basking in sunny locations over the summer, one opted to spend a month in Guatemala—in the middle of that country’s rainy season.

Student sees Guatemala through film – The Linfield Review

Oregon native Malia Riggs ’19 said the reason for the trip was to work with Actuality Media, an organization that produces documentaries about “stories that matter” in just a four-week period. Riggs’, a Journalism and Media Studies major, is a former photo editor for the Linfield Review but had no prior experience with video. She thought the trip would be an effective way to learn cinematography. The University of Tampa - News - Make Movies. Change the World. Published: March 23, 2017 The Honors course is a travel course aimed at getting students to problem solve, think through challenges not just of filmmaking but of doing it in a foreign environment, and then being aware of the stories they are telling of a culture different from their own.

The University of Tampa - News - Make Movies. Change the World.

Photo by Robin Canfield of Actuality Media The nine students were split into two groups to produce separate documentaries. The other film focuses on Hikayat Morocco, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and reviving the ancient tradition of oral storytelling. 2017 Documentary Outreach with Actuality Media. Since 2011, Actuality Media has run Documentary Outreaches to take students and emerging filmmakers to developing communities around the world where they create short documentary films that focus on changemakers working to solve social or environmental issues.

2017 Documentary Outreach with Actuality Media

Each year Actuality Media chooses new locations and new changemakers to work with. In 2017, Documentary Outreaches programs are scheduled for Nepal, Peru, Nicaragua and Morocco. Actuality Media, a social enterprise, was started with the idea of telling the world about awesome, inspiring stories that would otherwise be unknown, and to push new documentary filmmakers in the direction of telling powerful, positive stories that can change the world.

Documentary Outreaches are run as study abroad programs. The team finds changemakers who are both deserving of attention and who can benefit from being the subject of a short documentary telling their story. The films are distributed online, submitted to festivals and sometimes shown on TV. Local film shines light on pedal-power technology in Guatemala. Following a life-changing medical diagnosis, Reina Molino decided to focus on community impact to leave her legacy in her home country El Salvador.

Local film shines light on pedal-power technology in Guatemala

She then ventured out to Guatemala to study bike-powered technology, a decision that would also impact Orlando resident Maxime Jean-Louis, who traveled there to document her journey. The resulting film, produced by an Actuality Media student film crew, went on to win first place at Enzian Theater’s September Filmslam. Enzian's Brouhaha: Local filmmakers star. Diversity is the word at Brouhaha.

Enzian's Brouhaha: Local filmmakers star

Animation, documentaries and scripted stories fill the lineup at the 25th Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase. Fifty-nine shorts make up four programs at the Saturday and Sunday festival at the Enzian in Maitland. Brouhaha celebrates local filmmakers, especially those at schools. There are 17 movies from Florida State University, eight from the University of Central Florida, five apiece from Trinity Preparatory School and Full Sail University and three each from Winter Park High School and Daytona State College. Episode 22 - Kate McCallum by All the Write Stuff. Documentary Films for Change with Actuality Media. Actuality Media is a study abroad organization that takes students and emerging professionals to developing communities around the world to create short documentary films about changemakers working to solve social or environmental issues.

Documentary Films for Change with Actuality Media

A crew on our 2013 Documentary Outreach to Kenya films on a street in Huruma, a slum in Nairobi. Our work with students teaches them both the importance and potential impact of positive media, as well as to be better storytellers. We guide students through multi-week projects that result in short documentary films focused on real stories within the world of the changemakers being featured. A Director on the 2013 Media Impact Internship to Nicaragua sizes up a shot for her main documentary on a local bicycle-centered social enterprise. We do not make promotional videos, but rather find a character and tell a story with a true beginning, middle and end. Luci's House — Livvy Runyon. There are some moments in life that come like dreams.

Luci's House — Livvy Runyon

Sometimes I find myself in a place I never thought I'd be, with people I never imagined I'd know, experiencing something so pure and fleeting it makes me wonder if it's real. Every now and then we are gifted moments of peace which transcend all worries or fears we've been holding onto; and it is the small moments such as these that fuel my belief in the simple goodness of life. Recently, I was sitting on a stool in a small house in San Martín, Guatemala, watching three generations of Mayan women prepare their noon meal. Guest Blogger- Robin Canfield. The Show Me Justice Film Festival is on April 7th and 8th at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. As the festival approaches, guest blogger Robin Canfield discusses changemakers and the process of beginning to make I Am Fundi, an official selection of the 2016 Show Me Justice Film Festival, as well as future projects.

Why It’s Worth Going The Distance For Changemakers There are organizations around the world doing good work for social justice whose stories deserve to be told. Guest Blogger- Audrey Fancher. The Show Me Justice Film Festival is on April 7th and 8th at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri.

As the festival approaches, guest blogger Audrey Fancher discusses I Am Fundi, an official selection of the 2016 Show Me Justice Film Festival. I Am Fundi: Robotics and Innovation in Uganda Fundi: (Adj.) Fhoon-dee- org. Actuality Media by Bayleigh Janusik on Prezi. Pondering the Question of Ethical Photography - Pink Pangea: Travel Writing & Retreats for Women. Several months ago I was in Kampala, Uganda, watching three small kids excitedly race to the top of a small hill, running barefoot, wild and free.

Through a field covered in trash. Their joy was apparent, but so were their circumstances. I wanted to remember that moment, so I quickly took this photo which ignited an internal dialogue that I’m still processing. Oregon Local News - Practicing art, showcasing change. Photography by Newberg native features cooperative in Guatemalan fishing village It’s great to have the opportunity to learn and practice an art form, but it’s even better when in doing so one can highlight something positive happening in the world. Newberg native Robin Canfield’s show at the Chehalem Cultural Center stems from a program he puts on that provides that very opportunity.

GARY ALLEN - Village life - Photographs of Lake Atitlan and its surrounding fishing community in Guatemala make up Robin Canfield's ‘Heading for Shore,' which the Newberg native photographed while working with students on a documentary project. Canfield runs a study abroad organization with his wife, Aubrie, taking student groups to different countries to teach documentary filmmaking and photography skills.

I went to Ecuador and made a Documentary. Over the mid semester break I was accepted to participate in a documentary program through Actuality Media. Actuality Media´s motto is ´Make movies. Change the world´. They strive to implement change through media practices. On their website they say, ‘While learning the art and practice of documentary filmmaking, our crews tell stories about positive social or environmental progress happening in developing communities around the world. By connecting media makers and change makers, we tell stories that matter.´ they work with NGO´s in a developing nation from Asia, Africa and South America.

Actuality Media Outreach to Kisumu, Kenya. Film, faces, and outback spaces: interview with alice stephens. Still from Stephens’ short film “Papillion”. Ecuador - University of Tampa Study Abroad. The University of Tampa - News - Documenting Life in Ecuador. Published: Jul 30, 2014. Nica Nuggets 12/2/13. 7PM diciembre 6 – Connect with your fellow Idealists! Photo credit: JD Hancock, Creative Commons/Flickr The Idealist community is a vibrant collection of individuals looking to make the world a better place. We’re the staff and board members of multinational organizations and the weekend volunteers at small local charities; we’re social workers and development professionals; social entrepreneurs and students. Good Profile – Aubrie Campbell (Actuality Media) « Good Generation. Good Profiles feature members of our Good Generation who are either out there in the field doing interesting work or still in the trenches of schools and institutions waiting to make their mark on the world.

Robin Canfield: Students Making Movies to Change the World. On Location: Study Abroad Filmmaking for a Cause. Founded by husband and wife Robin Canfield and Aubrie Cambell, the pair’s philanthropic production company leads student-based film crews around the world to recount the stories of individuals and organizations that are leading sustainable initiatives to thwart chronic social and environmental problems.

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LBRB Productions » Changemakers in Film: Actuality Media. A daily diary of my dream to row 7200 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean in 2014. Social Entrepreneurship Filmmakers - Actuality Media Create Philanthropic Videos About Changemakers. Students Travel and Make a Difference With Actuality Media. The ChangeStream Media team believe that videos can be used not only to entertain, but also to spread knowledge and promote action.

One inspiring “for impact” company is providing hands-on training to get students involved in social purpose media production. Actuality Media‘s Study Abroad Outreach Program organizes trips to developing countries, where students create short documentaries about the community heroes who are changing the world. In 2013, they have production programs set for Cambodia, Guatemala, Kenya and Turkey. Actuality Media « learning about social enterprise. Tomorrow: Actuality Media and Study Abroad Programs for Documentary Filmmakers. Employer Info Session: Actuality Media: Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Actuality Media. Our Daughters For Sale (Tiffany Wong) University of Miami School of Communication - Communication Week 2011.

An International Documentary Experience for Students. UW Department of Communication : Jobs and Internship Postings. Christopher Llewellyn Reed @ Stevenson. What will happen to the Caribbean? To the Black people? « powertopanama. El Camino A Cambio. Work-Attachment1 : Actuality Media & COSA. Actuality media. Filming in the northern hilltribes with Actuality Media. #EstamosViendo: ‘Campesino a Campesino’ por Guillermo De la Rosa. Istanbul, here I come! #EpochSummer Finalist: mirandaisy. MFA Student Eric Barstow Directs Short Doc, “¿Que Será Del Caribe?,” on Costa Ricans’ Fight to Save Their Home – Video: Hayti Heritage Film Festival. Marathon in the Mountains.