Video for Social Change is a documentary film course offered to students at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. In the course, students participate in instructor-supervised fieldwork with community partners, while they examine policy issues and learn the skill sets needed to make effective videos for public-policy organizations. Working as a production team, students research, write, direct, and produce videos that raise awareness about the social, economic, and policy challenges confronting our communities.
In past semesters, the production teams have produced videos about North Carolina’s school-to-prison pipeline, voting rights, the housing foreclosure crisis, Citizens United, and farmworker rights, among others. To view past work, visit our Past Projects Page.