Studying abroad with Actuality Media, students travel to a developing community to produce a short documentary film. Every Actuality Media project focuses on a local changemaker: an individual or organization working to solve a chronic social or environmental problem in an innovative way. Working as a Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor or Audio Designer, crew members collaborate to make a short film from research to delivery in four weeks.
After researching the changemaker organization’s activities and impact through site visits and interviews, crews select a real life character to structure their documentary around. With instruction and mentorship from Production Supervisors, the crew will capture the story of their character and reveal their world.