Medill Student Documentaries - Northwestern University

  1. The deaf community loves Starbucks. But they have difficulty using the drive-thru window. Liz Tannebaum, an actress and devoted mother, has been deaf since birth. She is one of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans who do not have access to some of the most basic, daily services. Together with Patrick Hughes, she is working to make drive-thrus accessible to everyone. Patrick and his company Inclusion Solutions have created a low-technology, easy-to-use solution to accomplish this goal. Starbucks is setting the industry standard for customer service, and they believe "if Starbucks does it, everyone will do it."

    With respect for the deaf community, all versions of this film will appear with captions.

    A documentary by:
    Kathryn Ferrara, Molly Lister, Rebecca Montag

    Creative Advisor:
    Brent Huffman

    Music by:
    The Earth is a Man

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  2. Trailer for the short documentary "Shape of Space: A Tale of Two Prentices."
    The film explores the culture surrounding the proposed demolition of an unused architectural masterpiece in the heart of Chicago.
    Bertrand Goldberg's old Prentice Women's Hospital, rendered obsolete by a newer building with the same name, stands on the edge of destruction. The question for the city: Does form have its own intrinsic value in our disposable culture?

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  3. A Short Documentary by Carlos Cabrera, Ngozi Ekeledo, Michael Janak

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  4. 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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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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