Students to film documentaries at border

Sofia Heller

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 Department of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, advocacy groups and innovators.

Upper school visual arts teacher Cheri Gaulke will lead the trip, which is facilitated by Peace Works Travel. Peace Works Travel is a teacher-founded company that allows students to travel to “countries recovering from history.”

“It’s really interesting because it enables students to step outside of their comfort zone,” Chloe Donovan ’19 said. “It’s great for students to see something that has caused so much controversy and to get to experience what the environment is like in real life.”

There was a meeting Sept. 18 for students and parents interested in signing up.

Registration for the digital storytelling trip will close to students Nov. 1.