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I Am See-Through: Participatory Video Making As A Method For Social Change In The Mississippi Delta, Paige Prather Jan 2014

I Am See-Through: Participatory Video Making As A Method For Social Change In The Mississippi Delta, Paige Prather

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This thesis traces my application of critical participatory video scholarship to the development of a teen video documentary course that I facilitated during my graduate school tenure at the Tutwiler Community Education Center in the Mississippi Delta. Since at least the 1960s, documentarians have utilized participatory video methodologies as a way to tackle social issues through a ground-up approach in which community members play a vital role in the production of documentary projects. The development and application of participatory video varies greatly across disciplines including radical documentary filmmaking, visual studies, developmental studies, and emerging social media studies. Over the years ...