Destination: Documentary is a series comprised of student documentaries focusing on human rights issues throughout the world. Each year an interdisciplinary group of Chapman University students travel to developing countries to create short films about innovative non-governmental organizations. With a mere six to seven days to shoot, these filmmakers delve into foreign cultures, armed only with a camera, to profile leading human rights and development groups with the goal of building awareness and visibility for the struggles faced in third world countries. Through in-depth interaction with individuals, the students create character-driven, compelling stories that transcend cultural borders.
Filmed in an array of countries such as Cambodia, Cameroon, Botswana and Brazil, the non-governmental agencies showcased include the Khmer Arts Academy, a studio teaching classical Cambodian dance; Tiny Toones, an academy using the arts to empower underprivileged children; the Ghetto Artist and Bopaganang Basha, a group teaching the youth of Bostwana about AIDS awareness. The student filmmakers are from the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, the School of Law, and the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences. These documentaries have been produced into a televised series by Panther Productions of Chapman University.
Destination: Documentary showcases important international stories of humanity.Check back soon for episodes.