Friday, February 8, 2008


The New Orleans Video-Voice Project - In Central City

The New Orleans Video-Voice Project aims to bring the voices and perspectives
of the Central City community to a national audience by training community
members to create their own media. Twenty community residents will attend
a 3-day videography training led by experienced filmmakers and local community
leaders. Graduates of the training will use their newly acquired videography skills
to create short films representing perspectives of community health issues in
Central City. The project will culminate in a community screening of the films
at Ashé Cultural Center. Our goal is to build capacity within underrepresented
communities and advocate for public health policy change.

The New Orleans Video-Voice Project was created by two partnering organizations,
Rapid Evaluation and Action for Community Health in New Orleans, Louisiana
(REACH-NOLA) and the Video-Voice Collective. REACH-NOLA (
is a community-academic partnership dedicated to improving access and quality
of healthcare services in New Orleans. The VideoVoice Collective (
brings academic researchers, filmmakers, technology mavens, social justice
champions, and community leaders together to improve the health conditions
of underserved communities through engagement in the filmmaking process.

For more information about this exciting project, please contact:
SHAWNA HERBST- (or 504-909-4959)

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