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DIgital Storytelling: Course Description

COMMUNITY DOCUMENTARY: STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

Juniors, seniors and graduate students from the disciplines of Communication and Anthropology will learn to produce their own digital stories and then assist community members in the production of their own digital stories.  The digital story, a new form of documentary, is a three-to-four minute mini- biography where in place of the professional writer, director, producer and editor, the storyteller becomes the filmmaker and uses personal photographs, family documents, community archives, and his/her own-recorded voice to create a short digital film about one’s life. This course draws on the perspectives and methods from documentary filmmaking and the discipline of anthropology with particular focus on the medium and methodology of digital storytelling.