Changemakers in Guatemala

  1. A short documentary about the Manos Abiertas - a changemaker based in Antigua, Guatemala that works to give local Mayan women an alternative to what - when it comes to giving birth - can often be the dangerous environs of a public, government run hospital. This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot with a Canon T2i and a Canon XA10.

    Director: Andrea Keating
    Producer: Alicia Johnson
    Cinematographer: Morgan Coleman
    Editor: Aura Arana

    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

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  2. A short documentary that centers around a volunteer guide at Quetzaltrekkers, a trekking organization in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala, that puts all of its profits towards Escuela de la Calle and El Hogar, a school and a home built to aid street kids in Guatemala.

    Find out more at escueladelacalle.org and quetzaltrekkers.com

    This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.

    Director: Sarah Megyesy
    Cinematographer: Sanna Wittner
    Editor: Robin Canfield

    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

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  3. The small pueblo of San Juan la Laguna (Solola, Guatemala) sits on the edge of Lake Atitlan - one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Unlike most villages on the lake, San Juan plays host to few tourists other than for day-visits, and is home to an exemplary self-started push to improve the village.

    "Chajil Ch'upup" (Guardians of the Tule) explores the world of Juan, an Tz'utujil Mayan whose family has fished Lake Atitlan for generations. His generation especially, however, has been subject to major trials created by nature, and also by man. The members of the local fishing cooperative - Chajil Ch'upup - have banded together to work towards a solution and a better life.

    This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.

    Producer: Alice Cushman
    Director: Jennifer Robbins
    Cinematographer: Daniel Zawodny
    Editor: Ruhui Zhao

    Special Thanks to the Consulate-General of Guatemala in Providence and to our friend Walter Hernandez for assistance with our crew members' arrival in Guatemala.

    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

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  4. The small pueblo of San Juan la Laguna (Solola, Guatemala) sits on the edge of Lake Atitlan - one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Unlike most villages on the lake, San Juan plays host to few tourists other than for day-visits, and is home to an exemplary self-started push to improve the village.

    "La Comadrona" (The Midwife) tells the story of Margharita, a local midwife who employs traditional Mayan medicine practices in her work with local women.

    This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.

    Producer: Julia Corcoran
    Director: Natalie Kreidieh
    Cinematographer: Denise Gregorio
    Editor: Yao Vicky Zhao

    Special Thanks to the Consulate-General of Guatemala in Providence and to our friend Walter Hernandez for assistance with our crew members' arrival in Guatemala.

    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

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  5. A short documentary that centers around a native Maya woman who has learned new techniques for farming, and for life, from the Unión de Agricultores Minifundistas de Guatemala based in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala - an organization that spreads new ideas and new techniques through the farmer to farmer method of teaching.

    Find out more at uamxela.org/

    This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot entirely with a Canon XA10.

    Director: Guillermo de la Rosa
    Cinematographer: Olivia Loccisano
    Editor: Mariah Ore

    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

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