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Student Documentary Shorts

Embracing Thy Crown

This short documentary with a message for African-American women to embrace natural hair styles was created by ODU students Darian Harris, JeMitra Gregory & LaDeijah Smith for COMM 380 Documentary Production 1.

Tani

In the Summer of 2018, ODU students Iman Smallwood, Robbie Vandeberg, and Jordan Cottrell participated in the study abroad program Social Interest Documentary Filmmaking in Bali, Indonesia. They partnered with IDEP, a foundation running bio-sustainability programs based in Ubud to take this look at how permaculture and marketing can improve the lives of local farmers.


Uma

In May 2017, ODU students Jeremy Bates, Nadja Bangoura, and Savannah Harvey participated in the study abroad program Social Interest Documentary Filmmaking in Bali, Indonesia. They partnered with Tri Hita Karana, a foundation running bio-sustainability programs based in Ubud. There they discovered a varietal of heritage rice that is being introduced to Balinese farmers as a valid alternative to GMO rice.

Unik (Unique)

In May 2017, ODU students Nathaniel Villaire, Evie Etienne, and Elilta Abraham participated in the study abroad program Social Interest Documentary Filmmaking in Bali, Indonesia. They partnered with Sjaki-Tari-Us, a foundation running a school in Ubud Bali that supports mentally disabled children. Oki and Wayan are two students of the foundation who have shown major improvements.


Threads

In May 2017, ODU students Taylor Abreu, Colleen Ladrido and Dylan Johnson participated in the study abroad program Social Interest Documentary Filmmaking in Bali, Indonesia. They partnered with Threads of Life, an organization promoting the continuance of the craft of traditional Indonesian textile production to make this video.

Outside The Lines

This beautiful short documentary film was created by Nathaniel Villaire about artist Raytheon Dunn for the "Introduction to Filmmaking" course at ODU in the Spring of 2017.


Close to Home

ODU film student Monte Battle set out to discover the seldom discussed topic of homelessness on college campuses, and decides to experiment on what it would be like for herself.

Fort Norfolk

The life of Docent John at Fort Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia. Produced by ODU students Chris Valentine and Steve Forrest during Summer 2019 in their Introduction to Filmmaking course.