Centro Maya is an institution started to aid the developmentally disabled youth in the small pueblo of San Juan la Laguna (Solola, Guatemala) on the edge of Lake Atitlan. More than just helping the youth of one small pueblo, the center extends its aid to youth around a good half of the lake, working to aid, educate and assist disabled youth in having a better life.
Director: Natalie Kreidieh
Producer: Julia Corcoran
Cinematographer: Denis Gregorio
Editor: Yao Vicky Zhao
This micro-documentary was produced on location in San Juan la Laguna by an Actuality Media student crew and shot with a Canon XA10. The making of this video was part of a one-day-shoot assignment; an exercise to prepare a crew who had never filmed together to be ready to create a the short documentary on a local changemaker.
Actuality Media is on the ground with every student crew to oversee production of these short documentaries, providing the services of executive producer, production manager, location scout, additional editing, and whatever else is needed to complete the project.
We are more than a film study abroad program. Actuality Media is a service learning organization that takes students and young professionals abroad to create media on changemakers in developing communities around the world. Our films spread the word about nonprofits, NGOs and social entrepreneurs who are implementing innovative, new ideas to combat chronic social problems. Find out more about our work and adventures at actualitymedia.org