VideoVoice - Workshop

June 13, 2009 to June 29, 2009


video production workshop that will create a space in which youth interested in art and video collaborate with practicing artists to create video works that address the health concerns of the participants.  By empowering youth, building capacity within the community and promoting self-expression and communication, we aim to create a process by which participants explore health issues of their choosing and begin to discuss ways of improving them.  At the end of the workshop, there will be two exhibits/screenings to showcase and celebrate the works created.

The workshop will be process oriented and support experimentation in video, with a maximum of 15 participants (including youth and artists).

The workshop will be facilitated by Ghalib El-Khalidi and Carissa Williams.

 Ghalib is currently pursuing a Masters in Fine Arts – Interdisciplinary Arts degree at Goddard College, with a focus on film production.  Ghalib is a part time resident of Amman, Jordan and divides his time between his studies in the United States and his work in Amman. 

Carissa is currently pursing a dual masters degree in Public Health and Social Work at the University of Michigan, with a focus on global health and community organizing.  She is particularly interesting in community based, participatory programs and using art for social change.