Film and video can be an important tool in changing hearts and minds of our communities, near and far. This five week crash course in documentary filmmaking will lay the foundation of making effective advocacy and social justice videos for the web and beyond. From the conception of an idea to the premier of the film, students will learn to plan, shoot, edit and distribute films with no previous experience or fancy filmmaking equipment necessary. Social Impact Docs is ideal for activists and nonprofit communications pros looking to expand their storytelling toolkit. Students are only required to have a video capable smart phone (or video camera) and computer for editing. 

Instructor Michael Harrington is a filmmaker, educator and the founding director of the Wandering Reel, a traveling film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited or no access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema. Along with making his own short films, teaching cinema and working in nearly every area of the movie industry over the last 15 years, Mike strives to engage communities in deeper conversation about the role of cinema and how films can build a stronger, conscious, more unified world.

The class will meet weekly from 10:00am-1:00pm on June 17 through July 22 (no class on July 1) at 3636 A N Mississippi Avenue. Tuition is $100. To register, please email