choose your topic for the semester from one of the two broad categories below.
for your subject matter this semester, create a new brand of your choice or choose an existing brand that will target a new audience. be sure to choose something you are interested in. this could be anything from dog food to a law firm; from a non-profit to a chain restaurant. in choosing the brand-based option, your main task will be to relate to the audience in an emotional way through storytelling.
choose a topic that requires a good amount of education and has lots of facts/information, etc. be sure to select something you are interested in. this could be anything from how electric cars work to the global water crisis; from urban agriculture to u.s. oil spills. in choosing the information-based option, your main task will be to relate to the audience in a logical way, educating through storytelling.
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one special option i encourage you to consider for the brand-based option is “kibera tv”, an initiative of kibera film school / hot sun foundation and is a community-based news / entertainment channel dedicated to reporting from kibera as it happens. reports are placed online and are screened in video halls and open air screenings in kibera for the community.
with a population of over one million, kibera is the largest slum in nairobi, kenya. the hot sun foundation aims to expose slum youth to new ideas and possibilities through training and exposure to the world of film.
kibera tv on blogger
hot sun foundation