In the spring and summer of 2017, I had the privilege of working for the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in Boise, Idaho. I created two videos for their interactive outdoor classroom called The Spiral of Injustice and Upstander. These two videos are the bookends to 13 videos that were created for them by a local production company about the injustice that different groups in Idaho have faced throughout Idaho’s history. This video project meant a lot to me as I belong to several of the groups that have faced discrimination not just in our state, but in many of the places that I’ve lived. I didn’t think that I could feel so connected to a project that I volunteered for, but this was an experience that I will never forget.
Along with creating videos, I’ve also mentored over ten students at Full Sail University while in attendance there. Volunteering as a mentor enabled me to grow not just as a filmmaker, but as a person. It furthered my love of sharing knowledge and connecting with people who are on the same path as me.
- "Children of Minidoka, Americans Imprisoned" (mini-doc) - Editor - Created for National Park Service - November 2017
- "Upstander" (short film) - Cinematographer, Editor - Created for the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights - September 2017
- "The Spiral of Injustice" (short film) - Cinematographer, Editor - Created for the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights - September 2017
- "All Paws Stay-n-Play" (mini-doc/advertisement) - Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor - Created for All Paws Stay-n-Play - October 2016
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