Canadian students create films to highlight social justice issues

05/22/2014 | Hamilton Spectator (Ontario), The

Nearly 180 students in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, are exploring social justice issues for a series of five-minute documentaries they are producing that will debut this fall. The students studied documentary styles and did research before selecting a subject. The young filmmakers will interview experts on topics -- from poverty to the environment to local history -- before they edit their films in a school-based studio. "We wanted kids to learn more about their city, their country and the issues around them," said Bill Hughey, a Grade 6 language teacher.

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