The Mirror Project: Relocating Ethnography Theory and Practicemirror project


Date:      Thursday, September 8, 2005
Time:      10:00 AM
Location: 344 Sparks Hall
                Second Floor
                Seminar Room

Description of Event

As part of the Anthropology and Geography Department Speaker's Forum, Colombian-born documentary maker and media educator, Roberto Arévalo, will present the philosophy, methodology and development of The Mirror Project,  a documentary Project, he founded in Boston in 1993. 

Arévalo will discuss The Mirror Project's work to demystify and redefine the making of documentary. He will examine the ways in which the creation of video documentary can help individuals of different social classes and educational backgrounds understand and analyze their lives and the social structures that impact them. 

For this presentation, Arévalo will draw from his own experiences growing up in Colombia, working in New York City, learning to produce social documentaries,  teaching inner-city youth how to create videos about their everyday lives and working on his thesis  as an MFA student from The Art and Digital Cinematography program at GSU. 

Additional Event Notes

For more information please contact Dr. Cassandra White
Department of Anthropology and Geography
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA  30302
Office phone: 404-651-1758