Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

From the SLA Newsletter: Visual History & Filmmaking - Student Documentaries

October 4th, 2017

Professor Justin Wolfe’s Visual History & Filmmaking course takes an innovative approach to teaching historical analysis. The class challenges students to do historical research in archives and through interviews, and present it in the form of a documentary film. Students Tulane students Jack Collins, Joe Hiller, and Mira Kohl produced Camp of the Innocents in spring 2016, which examines the ‘€œhidden history‘€ of the U.S. internment of Latin American ‘€œenemy aliens‘€ during World War II in New Orleans and across the US South.

The films were screened on campus at the end of the semester. The student producers submitted “Camp of the Innocents” to the New Orleans Film Festival, which selected it for this year’s lineup. ‘€œCamp of the Innocents‘€ will be shown as part of the ‘€œLouisiana Shorts‘€ selections at the Prytania Theatre on Saturday, October 14 from 5:00-6:45pm.

“Visual History & Filmmaking” is being offered this Spring. No technical experience required!

Read the full article here.

General Latin America + People
Jack C. Ling
Emeritus Clinical Professor - Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences