Medill Student Documentaries - Northwestern University

  1. A short documentary about the practitioners of bomba, a Puerto Rican style of dance, in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago. It features Tito Rodriguez, the founder of the 10-year-old bomba group Afri Caribe.

    This film was directed, produced, and edited by Sara Grossbarth, Rachel Hoffman, and Cindy Huang.

    This is our final project for Brent Huffman's documentary production class at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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  3. Gilbert "JR" Henry moved from Belize to Chicago four years ago and struggled to fit in. He got involved with the wrong crowd and ended up in jail three times. He was on a dark path in recent years, dropping out of school and joining a gang.

    But a few months ago he found Curt's Cafe in Evanston, a place of refuge that doubles as both a restaurant and training center at-risk youth. The program is three months with the goal of helping the youth in the program find a job by the end. We meet JR in the third month. This is the story of JR's journey from gangs to a different life for himself.

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Medill Student Documentaries - Northwestern University

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A page highlighting the work of the Medill documentary class at Northwestern University. All films were made during a 10-week class by first-time student filmmakers.


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