All students register for a total of one course unit (c.u.)*. Course offerings are subject to change. Course registration is completed by the Penn Summer Abroad office for students who confirm their intent to enroll and submit required pre-departure documents.
Participatory Documentary Filmmaking
CIMS 439 (1 c.u.)
- Fulfills requirements: Elective Cinema and Media Studies Major & Minor
This is a summer abroad program in northern Ethiopia. Students will partner with 2,000 Ethiopian Jewish children to document their everyday lives and religious practices with the ultimate goal of increasing knowledge about a community at the center of heated migration debates. We will learn the ethics and techniques of participatory documentary filmmaking, the history of the Ethiopian Jewish community, and the larger global migration crisis that affects them.