For their first year in the IFDM program, students work on projects in graphic design, photography, animation, and visual storytelling. As they complete their work, the course website will be updated by the instructor with sample works from the class.
Soon after Michael screened his final project in the Documentary Production class, he approached me with a grin from ear to ear. He was featured on a local news station for the spring break he spent on the street.
Throughout class, we discussed the different approaches he could make to represent homelessness. Insistent that his film mustn't "otherize" the homeless, he decided the project would have to be a participatory experiment. The film is called 7 days 6 Nights: A Homelessness Documentary.