Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Learn from the greats!

Check out the photographs of Gordon Parks here:

What makes these photographs so compelling?

https://fredericksburg.com/weekender/a-lens-on-society-gordon-parks-early-works-on-display-at-national-gallery-of-art/article_ffd7ee96-522a-564f-b0a1-6474bf9e386e.html







 https://youtu.be/tXHIVr09x2o

Write 100 words or one page:

  • How and why does this film touch, move or inspire you?
  • How does it express, record, reveal or preserve?
  • How does it persuade or promote?

A video produced for and gifted to Get on the Bus, a nonprofit that brings children and their guardians/caregivers from throughout the state of California to visit their mothers and fathers in prison. Project Noise creates videos at no or low cost to organizations working to better the world. We aim to amplify the impact of nonprofits and raise awareness about critical social issues. We make change louder. This video was produced by Project Noise for nonprofit Get on the Bus and made possible by donations from the Fredricksen Green Foundation, The Bond Family, and donors like you. Help us make change louder: donate@projectnoise.org with your PayPal account or credit card To contact Get on the Bus, go to www.getonthebus.us

The Social Power of Street Photography:

 The Social Power of Street Photography:

 https://megapixelmaniac.com/the-social-power-of-street-photography/

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

 Welcome to the Documenting Social Injustice blog. This site is dedicated to providing you with resources and tools you will use in this class. Tutorials on how to create blogs, video media and podcasts can be found in the above pages. Please keep an eye out for new resources and tutorials and let us know if there is something you would like us to add. 


The column at right features links to websites that deal with topics we will discuss in class as well as to student blogs, fundraising resources, guest speaker's web sites and the DOCSOC Facebook and Twitter sites.

In this class you will learn how to create media in partnership with advocacy groups and classmates to help mobilize people to create change.

This class is a boot camp for the media activist. We look at documentaries, media and art-work, present web sites, trailers, share  media activist techniques and  learn how to use social media to get our messages out to a global audience.

Students create compelling stories with their writings, photographs, video interviews, and observational recordings, supported with well researched data, powerful music, and spoken word presentations.

Students create blogs with their class writings, photo essays and media projects and share these through different forms of new media and  social networking techniques.

As we communicate on our blogs, and share media  projects on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube, we  invite you to comment, share your insights and suggest ways that we can create more effective activist media.

Watch the following video by artist, Anida Yoeu Ali.


Write 100 words or one page:
  • How and why does this film touch, move or inspire you?
  • How does it express, record, reveal or preserve?
  • How does it persuade or promote?
  • Relate your responses to the current "Islamophobia" issues being discussed (or ignored) by "Mainstream Media." 
 
1700% Project: Mistaken for Muslim from Anida Yoeu Ali on Vimeo.