For the past three years, teams of Film and Anthropology students spread out across Washington seeking untold stories… and discovering the remarkable. These films tell stories of individuals… and of organizations in the DC area that work for social change. This class was developed and taught by Filmmaker-in- Residence, Nina Shapiro-Perl.
This video was created by students as part of the course UNSEEN AND UNHEARD: Documentary Storytelling in the Other Washington
Films from this course, UNSEEN & UNHEARD: Documentary Storytelling in the Other Washington, tell stories that connect us to people changing their lives and to the organizations that help make change happen. They are part of a new, interdisciplinary effort at American University between the Department of Anthropology, the School of Communication and the University Library called the Community Voice Project. CVP finds innovative ways to capture, document and amplify the stories of the people of Washington, DC and help shape urban social policies responsive to the history and experience of Washington's neighborhoods often left out of the public debate.