Students document struggles and conflict at Mexican-American border

Students traveled to San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico for a joint video art and photography storytelling trip about the struggles and conflict of those who live near the Mexican-American border. Students began by traveling to San Diego before crossing the border where they toured No Man’s Land, the area between the American and Mexican border, […]

Digital Storytellers to travel to D.C. for Inauguration

Photographers and filmmakers will travel to Washington, D.C. Jan. 15-21 for the HW Go! trip to the presidential inauguration. Students on the trip will make projects that try to depict the American political climate in 2017 or that address other important social issues. The trip was announced in September before the results of the presidential […]

Students view HW Go! films

Student films produced during the summer HW Go! Cambodia Digital Storytelling Adventure were screened yesterday in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. Filmmakers visited the cities of Battamberg, Phnom Penh and Siem Riep and primarily studied the 1975 genocide, but also learned about other aspects of the Cambodian culture by interacting with the native people and visiting historic […]

Learning Through the Lens: Students journey to Vietnam

Learning Through the Lens: Students journey to Vietnam

When Kinly McCaffery ’18 saw a wall filled with photos of bombing victims of the Vietnam War at the War Remnants Museum in Saigon, she realized that any one of those victims could easily have been her mother. McCaffery’s mom immigrated from Vietnam to the United States with her family when she was only nine […]

Blogging Cuba: Homemade cigars, salsa and losing at baseball to little children

Wednesday, Jan. 21 We woke up in our home-stay homes to a traditional breakfast of bread with butter, fresh pineapple juice, freshly-cut pineapples, and fried eggs. We got ready to leave for the tobacco farm in Viñales, where we purchased homemade cigars and took footage of farmers working the fields. Instead of tractors, they used […]