The Project is a series of workshops and hands-on classes designed to introduce students to the art and craft of film making.
This project will provide hands-on film making classes designed to introduce ten high school and college students in Guatemala City to the art and craft of film making. Student-participants will form groups and write, produce, direct and edit their own short film with the support of mentors. The short film content will be purely from the ideas of the students and will be premiered at the University of San Carlos, Guatemala for family, friends, students, professors and community members.
The money will go directly to providing cameras for the students to use and keep once the program ends so they may continue creating video.
I have been working with the organization MIA, Mujeres Iniciando en las Americas, for five years now and have been to Guatemala four times. What I found there was a audiovisual revolution and a feminist movement. This project is to bring these two things together so that feminist youth of all genders may use media as a tool of change. Though I am sure this project is needed everywhere, Guatemala is ideal as MIA and I have a relationship with the public college, the University of San Carlos, and Guatemala has a particularly high rate of femicide, thus needing as much prevention education and media literacy as possible.
We decided that though the project would be successful solely using volunteer labor and one personal video camera, that if we were to leave after the project and take the camera with us we would not have truly given the tools to create videos. In a country where video cameras are not easily accessible it just makes sense that they only learn something if they are able to continue honing their craft.
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