Filmmaking in Spanish: Community-Based Learning in Action

Bridget Franco, associate professor of Spanish, discusses her innovative class, Filmmaking in Spanish. Through a hands-on approach to the art of filmmaking, students learn how to produce a short documentary film in collaboration with an organization that serves the local Spanish-speaking community.

Throughout the project, students not only learn the artistic and technical terminology employed in Spanish and Latin American film production, they build important relationships with community partners.

The most impactful thing is not so much the filmmaking, but the relationships the students are building with the partners.

Associate Professor Franco