Calif. students make their own documentary films

01/2/2013 | Santa Cruz Sentinel (Calif.)

Students at Watsonville High School in California spent much of last year working on documentaries focused on community issues such as unemployment and immigration. While they also had to write papers, the students were inspired by having award-winning documentary filmmaker Bob Gliner on campus while he filmed a project of his own, said English teacher Christine Kopecky. "Social change is not something other people do," said Gliner, a retired sociology professor. "If we're going to have a democracy, we need people who understand issues and get involved in solving them."

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