Writing for Publication class showcases documentary projects to friends and family

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Malini Ramaiyer

They ran the gamut with their topics: dance, cheating, careers, Instagram, phones, twins and drugs. Parents, siblings, subjects and students trickled into A111 at 5:30 p.m. on March 4, grabbed a couple of snacks and sat down to watch documentaries made by Writing for Publication students.

Before their videos, the students stood up in front of the audience and nervously laughed while introducing themselves and their documentaries. In groups of four, they worked on this project for seven weeks— it was a big night. One student even wore a dress shirt and a tie. From the story pitch to the filming and the final assembly of footage, every step of the process was student-produced and most students hadn’t used iMovie this extensively before this project. Students explained how they had learned a lot through Writing for Publication and hope to use these skills in Journalism.

“It’s given me a voice,” freshman Isabel Navarrete said. “Writing for Publication it took my writing and it took it to funny, it took it to dark and it took it to just fun.”

Roll over the images to read the reactions of students, parents and sources of the documentary films.


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