A selection of award-winning documentaries created by Dodge College Students for our Destination Africa and Community Voices programs.
PLEASE NOTE: Student films are uncensored and may contain material offensive to some viewers
Produced and directed by: Sam Price-Waldman, Chris Cresci, Toby Mullinkosson
Among Giants begins three years into the McKay Tract tree-sit in California’s coastal redwood region. Atop his tiny platform a hundred feet up in the ancient redwood canopy, environmental activist Farmer must battle the elements and avoid isolation as he fights for a sustainable future.
Produced and Directed by: Josefine Bormann, David Nonberg, Madeline Standish, Lauren Shea, MJ Lat, Bobby Moser
We Come From Jambiani is about the life of a small village on the east coast of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania. Jambiani is ravishing to look at, but desperately impoverished. The film focuses on an innovative NGO that helps provide food to schoolchildren, clean water and the village's first doctor.
This film offers an on-the-ground look at the idea of Microfinance used as a tool for creating change in a third-world country through the direct work of Non-Profit and NGO WomensTrust Inc.
Director: Rhianon Gutierrez, Gabrielle Bashist, Tyson Hauff, Josh Kun, Collin Martin & Tyler Zelinsky
Children from the favelas of Sao Paulo, Brazil, see hope for a better future at Meninos do Morumbi, through singing, dancing, drumming and other activities.
Director: Ruthie Rubietta
Trafficking for sex and domestic labor is rife in poverty-stricken Cameroon. Against daunting odds, several organizations are trying to fight this pernicious trade.
Director: Andrea Capranico, Hannah Taylor, Nicholas Weisnet & Breanna Wing
This film examines the problem of the harvesting of primates, including several species of extremely endangered gorillas, for "bushmeat."
Director: Roxana Amini, Carly Pandza, Matthew Prouty & Jacob Taylor
In the jungles of Cameroon, its native peoples find themselves pushed ever farther away from the forests that sustain and give their lives vibrancy and magic.
Director: Brock Carter & Zac Petrillo
Courage, hope, and the power of dance help bring war-torn Cambodia back to life.