The Peopling of NYC through Film

Professor: Robert Tutak
ITF: Frieda Benun
Campus: Brooklyn College

For the final project, students were assigned to make a documentary film on the topic: "Their Community: The Community I Know the Least or Fear the Most"

The prompt:
Using journalistic, photojournalistic, and filmmaking tools, document the community that is most alien to you:
(1) Learn about the community and its members first hand; hear their story
(2) Confront your stereotypes, challenge your reservations & prejudice or confirm your fears

The students were encouraged to confront their own fears and/or prejudices by venturing out and delving deep into the feared/unknown community through interviews.

Note: A few of the interviews were secured with the promise that they would only be shown to the closed room of students in our class, as they feature incriminating (e.g. drug or crime-related) content. Those are password-protected.

The Peopling of NYC through Film | 2018 | 2018, African American, All The Sites, Brooklyn, Brooklyn College, Frieda Benun, iMovie, Indian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Korean, Latino, Manhattan, Mexican, Muslim, Other, Queens, Robert Tutak, Russian, Sikh, Staten Island | Tags: , , , , | Comments (0)

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