The Podcast is a live radio broadcast of the verdict at Galileo's Trial. The digital story gives a summary about Galileo.
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We had five minutes to make a moral case for policy change: in less than 5, John Benjamin shows us why we should adopt universal background checks for gun purchases.
Students in French 442 (Parisian World’s Fairs: 1855-1900), in collaboration with Gelardin New Media Library and with support from the Department of French, worked in groups with iPads from Gelardin to download L’Illustration’s app and to read issues from 1900, the year of Paris’s last nineteenth-century Universal Exposition. Incorporating text and image from the journal, students created videos using iMovie treating different aspects of the representation of the 1900 Exposition in L’Illustration.
This experimental piece tries to visualize the cathartic experience that people - I was thinking in particular of students - undergo during or after moments of high stress of pressure. Through various visual elements I attempted to embody this spontaneous release.
A 10 minute documentary of the Georgetown men's rugby team that I filmed over the course of the season as my final project for my film minor capstone.
I broke my jaw in October of 2012, thus ending my rugby career. I still wanted to have a place on the team and give others a sense about what it means for those who are part of the organization.
Amir Kamergi found himself in the midst of a revolution. The 23 year old Fulbright scholar, who lived his entire life under the oppressive regime of Tunisia's President, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, witnessed his country transform overnight. It all started with a single act of desperation - Mohamed Bouazizi, an educated Tunisian man who was forced to be a street vendor to support his family, set himself on fire in protest of the totalitarian government. That day, something awoke in Tunisia. Amir went from being an ordinary student to a passionate political activist. This documentary explores the personal story of the triumphs and tragedies that come with revolution.
Markets are all about interactions. Since the 1930s, Union Market has served its customers faithfully through the changing political, economic, and social climates of D.C. and the United States in general. The rich history of this market is now in jeopardy, as developers work to develop the property to accommodate the district's still-changing landscape. Should this development be halted to preserve the authenticity of this market, or is the redevelopment of the market necessary as a representation of the constant change necessary in Washington D.C. and in America?
"This project contains content, imagery or language that some may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised."
What is infant circumcision? Why is the practice common in U.S. hospitals and not in other countries? What does it remove and how does that affect the child? Does scientific data suggest that circumcision has benefits? What are the potential complications? How does it affect sexuality? Is it a medical procedure or a social surgery? If it's unnecessary surgery, what about contemporary bioethics principles?
Through both a review of scientific literature and a discussion of the human cost of the procedure, this presentation explores these questions from the perspectives of the child, the adult survivor, the parent, and the practitioner.
On any given day in the District, strangers come together on a metro train with nothing between them but space. While most riders do their best not to make eye contact, a portion of the Red Line offers plenty to observe out the window. Known for its high incidence and history of graffiti, the Red Line metro route has attracted countless writers over the years looking to get up and get their name out. But, what draws them there and what do commuters think of their anonymous works of art?
Using interviews with graffiti writers and red line riders, See Something, Say Something explores the indirect dialogue that graffiti creates. Equal parts craft and confusion, art form and illegal act, red line graffiti embodies all the contradictions of the capital city. As a vital sign of the District's changing pulse, the red line metro is as much a way to understanding D.C. as a way through it.
Place is not mere geography. It is a cerebral and emotional blend of associations, an awareness that is part physical, part science, and part history, culture and social memory. Place is a way of understanding the world and more. Can the internet host a "place?" If so, how and why?
The video shows family doctors who have chosen to find a niche within the family of medicine. These doctors express the view that they are both generalists and specialists. The message is that family medicine is a chance to pursue life-long learning
This short documentary explores how innovations in communications technology have changed how soldiers communicate with family and loved-ones, and how the same innovations create new challenges for the armed forces. The piece was created with a mixture of found footage, images and interviews.
"Does a street musician stand out from the chaos of the street or add to it? Do the unpredictable sights and noises around him compliment his music or obscure it? These are some of the questions that this ten-minute documentary about local musician Perry King attempts to raise. In addition to many other performances around the city, Perry plays nearly every Sunday afternoon in Columbia Heights. He graciously allowed me to film him throughout the spring semester, and my project quickly turned into an exploration of his relationship with his environment, the ever-bustling D.C. streets."
The video explores the controversial role and identity of Mary Magdalene by comparing the opinions of different religious ministers. Kipp and I interviewed three ministers (two Catholic and one Lutheran) in order to complete our study and understanding of the life of Mary Magdalene for our final project.