Cal State LA, Community Impact Media, Fall 2017. Photo: Sean Shim-Boyle

Cal State LA Community Impact Media Fall 2017 Documentaries

  • 15 December 2017

On 15 December 2017, the Cal State LA Television, Film and Media Department’s Student Production Unit premiered four student-directed documentaries at Hauser & Wirth Los Angles, the culmination of the course Community Impact Media.

In 2017, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles partnered with Cal State LA Television, Film and Media Department’s Student Production Unit to develop a series of student-directed documentaries that draw attention to the issues faced by vulnerable communities in LA and explore initiatives that exist to support their needs. The shared project between the university and the gallery – Community Impact Media – provided neighboring youth with hands-on media making and storytelling mentorship toward the production of video projects written and directed by the student filmmakers.

It not only encouraged students to reimagine the role of filmmakers as neighbors and citizens committed to meaningful social change, but also illustrates each organization’s commitment to engage and develop a positive, lasting relationship with their shared LA community. Click here to view on Youtube.

On 15 December 2017, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles hosted a screening of four student-directed documentary films that featured the meaningful work and personal stories of LA-based nonprofits Piece by Piece, Learning Rights Law Center, My Friend’s Place, and Girls Today Women Tomorrow. View each of the student-directed films here:

Piece by Piece

Directed by Julia Bayalan

Learning Rights Law Center

Directed by Dylan Gunaratne

My Friend’s Place

Directed by Tiffany D. Washington

Girls Today Women Tomorrow

Directed by Adela Tobón