For our first project as action in Hurricane Season, we were given the daunting but rewarding task of creating a video collage of a large “unnatural disaster” that has directly affected us and our community. An unnatural disaster is a manmade catastrophe. For my video, I chose to focus on the recent gun and youth violence that’s gotten out of hand in my community, Evanston which is the closest northern suburb of Chicago. This was an incredibly long process that included a lot of a research and even getting interviews from people who I knew would have good input and have directly experienced the issue I chose to look at. All in all, this video was definitely hard to make and was really overwhelming but I’m proud of my final outcome and how much I learned through the process of creating. Watch it below!
February 15, 2013, by HM