Costa Rica 2017
Course OutlineWe are very excited to be offering a unique filmmaking experience in Costa Rica, in the summer of 2017. Over three locations and four weeks, we will be working in partnership with community radio stations and looking at the importance of local voices and local media for democracy, diversity and empowerment of communities.
We will begin the course in the capital, San José, taking participants through the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking and storytelling including a variety of practical and theoretical workshops. We will then spend the next two weeks working with local community radios in Ortina and the Gulf of Nicoya, learning about the projects, researching stories and shooting the films themselves. In the final week we will return to San José to edit and finally screen the films.
This course will be an incredible opportunity to see, first hand, community media in action and to use documentary filmmaking to shine a light onto these projects. Participants will learn about filmmaking, community media and international development, and get to know the landscape and people of this amazing country. We hope to see you there!
What’s Included in the Course?
- Health Insurance
- Accommodation with Breakfast & Dinner
- 1 Full Day Excursion
- Airport Transfers
- In-country Transportation
- Welcome Meal & Farewell Meal
- Use of Film In Action Equipment
- Professional tuition
- Film Screening
Course Dates: Saturday 1st July – Saturday 29th July
Course Fee – $3100
Why Community Radio?
Community Radio Locations
“ Today supporting local radio also means supporting democracy, freedom of speech and self-determination for dozens of towns and villages along Costa Rica. Sebastian Fournier Artavia, Radio Producer (Onda UNED)