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Bridging Urban/Rural and Digital Divides: New Directions in Youth Media Education

  • Steven Goodman
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Abstract

Goodman gives an inspiring account of new directions in youth media education, analyzing the Educational Video Center’s methodology of bridging the growing urban/rural and digital divides in America by bringing youth together to live, learn, and collaboratively create Web sites and documentaries about urgent problems plaguing their urban and rural communities. Closely following the experiences of two of the participants—one from New York City and the other from Appalachia—this chapter offers unique insight into the interplay between the trauma, social disconnection, and material constraints these young filmmakers struggle to overcome, and the empowering possibilities that these pedagogical strategies open for emerging filmmakers as they learn to reach across cultural divides to form close friendships and resilient identities of authorial agency.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Goodman
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  1. 1.Steve Goodman ConsultingNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Founding DirectorEducational Video CenterNew YorkUSA

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