Students create films, study culture in Laos

Students create films, study culture in Laos

Students traveled to Laos over spring break as part of an HWGO! Digital Storytelling trip. Planned in collaboration with Peace Works Travel, the trip allowed student to experience Southeast Asian culture, learn about the country’s history and tell locals’ stories through both film and photography. “My photography teacher recommended [the trip] to me because it […]

Organization screens student-made PSAs

At the sixth annual Righteous Conversation Project gifting and screening event, students showed seven public service announcements and two Holocaust survivor digital storytelling projects Nov. 8. Students in eighth through twelfth grade made the PSAs during summer workshops. While the digital storytelling videos were about Holocaust survivors’ stories, the PSAs focused on issues the filmmakers […]

Students to film documentaries at border

Students will travel to San Diego, Tijuana and Rosarito Beach for the Crossing Borders trip to create a digital storytelling project about the border issues at the U.S.-Mexico border from Jan. 11 to 15. Students will make documentaries about the lives of people on both sides of the wall, capturing “an insider’s experience” with the […]

Students present digital stories in showcase

Students present digital stories in showcase

Students from the HW Go! Vietnam trip displayed their final film and photography projects in Ahmanson Lecture Hall on May 18. In January, a group of 16 students traveled to Vietnam with Upper School Visual Arts Department Head Cheri Gaulke. Each student selected an aspect of Vietnamese culture or history to study and on which […]

Students to present Cuba projects in Ahmanson Lecture Hall

Students who attended the semester-break trip to Cuba will present their digital storytelling projects in Ahmanson Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. May 20. The participants will display their various media projects, including blogs, photo presentations and videos. “We encourage everyone to come because it will be a very interesting evening of learning about Cuba and […]

School announces filmmaking trip to Cambodia

HW! Go’s Digital Storytelling Adventure trip to Cambodia has not been officially approved by the school, but registration is open on the Friendship Tours World Travel website. Ninth to 12th grade students who want to go on the trip July 17-28 must fill out an application explaining why they want to go on the trip […]