International Documentary Trip

CUBA: February 17-24, 2018  CLICK HERE FOR TRIP ITINERARY AND DETAILS.

interviewwebLed by award-winning film and journalism instructor, Michael Hernandez, a select group of students travels around the world each year to explore the plight of the people from developing nations.  Students learn how to produce short documentaries on topics related to the people in these countries and share their experiences with a broader audience.

More than a filmmaking project, these trips provide life-changing experiences for the students and opens a new chapter in their ability to understand the world around them.  The limits of a textbook-driven education are left behind, and the students become active participants of history, politics and culture on a global scale. This trip and the associated documentary project allow students the opportunity for a unique learning experience that will help them stand out from the crowd when applying for college, and establish them as global citizens.

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Our inaugural trip was to Cambodia, where students experienced the tragedy wrought by the Khmer Rouge, and the remarkable optimism of people changing their country for the better.  In 2015, we traveled to Cuba as relations between the communist country and the United States began to change.  In 2016, students traveled to Vietnam to explore the communist country’s culture and troubled history with the US.

WATCH THE VIETNAM DOCUMENTARIES

WATCH THE CAMBODIA DOCUMENTARIES

WATCH THE CUBA DOCUMENTARIES

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This year, students traveled to Guatemala, visiting the UNESCO world heritage site of Antigua and interviewing genocide survivors. In 2018 we travel to Cuba!  To see the itinerary, travel dates and cost, visit our co-sponsors, PeaceWorks Travel.

To find out more about participating in these trips, please contact Media Arts Adviser, Michael Hernandez at mhernandez@mbusd.org

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