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Today we’ll focus on the social documentary workshops, specifically on the education and collaboration aspects. You seem to have a unique approach. You, as an artist, could be doing them yourself but you place such emphasis on collaboration and education with both the participants and the organizations.  Why these things are so important? Doing still […]






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We would like to invite you to join us on our upcoming Social Documentary Workshop in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam as part of our newest partnership with joinFITE.  The organization has brought us on to produce two short films and still images that profile individual women Heroes to illustrate the ripple effect of providing microloans to […]






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“If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” – Mother Teresa To gain empathy for a larger issue you must start with an individual personal story. In our latest multimedia piece, we told Syreeta’s story to introduce you to how Foundation for Women’s microfinance programming […]






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The following is a guest post from our Social Documentary Training participants Michele Zousmer, Michael J. Costa and Sara Begley. “Oh the stories I could tell you about Syreeta,“ Antoinette jokingly mused about her daughter. “From inviting every neighbor child in for dinner to the year she gave away the Thanksgiving turkey straight out of […]






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Assemble a team.  Gather media.  Edit media.  Distribute media. Change the world. Sounds simple enough. Right? Through this social documentary workshop all of us have learned that there is nothing simple about media production.  Today, after a presentation about distribution of media, we learned that even when the media is created the process is not […]






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Post-production is in full swing here at the Foundation for Women offices in San Diego.  For the past ten hours our workshop participants have made storyboards, transcribed, selected quotes, edited audio … and the end is nowhere in sight. “Film is a team effort, but when you’re a photographer it’s a solo effort,” explains Michele […]






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“I am inspired by my mom.”  This is not the common thing we hear from twelve-year-olds when asked about his or her parents, but Diana is different.  Her mother, Nancy, is the recipient of a micro-credit loan from Foundation for Women.  For the past two days, half of our workshop team has been on location filming, photographing, […]






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Hello world! My name is Alissa Brooks. I am a recent graduate of Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio and I travelled a couple thousand miles to attend this workshop. In between classes and interviews, I am also updating the social media sites and blogging. Here is my first post! “…all of us who do […]






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