South High VOICES 2014-2015

(Values, Options, Issues and Choices Explored in Society)

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Student-produced documentaries at South High

I have been helping students at Minneapolis South High create documentaries that explore social issues for nearly twenty years.

The VOICES class incorporates the subjects of social studies, English, and media studies. Students who take the class are encouraged to explore and engage in issues in the world today. In addition to course work on society and expression, students learn about photography, radio, and documentary film production.

The Voices class is led by South High teachers Delainia Haug and Laura Lanik. In addition to the day to day schoolwork, the teachers arrange for the class to learn from me in a residency in which I guide the students through the production of a documentary film.

The VOICES program receives funding from the South High Foundation.

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Here are the documentaries made by this year's VOICES class.

Safe Space

Snap Clap TAPPP

Pretty Lies

Ain't I a Queen

Radicalization of Minneapolis Youth


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