Visual History & Filmmaking - Student Documentaries


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 in the spring class of 2016 produced the following documentaries:

Fruitfully Medicinal – click to watch video

Produced by Tulane students David Gaidamak, James McClendon and Evan Marcy, "Fruitfully Medicinal” explores the complicated history of international public health, a field in which Tulane University excels, and questions of colonialism and corporate influence.


Camp of the Innocents – click to watch video

Produced by Tulane students Jack Collins, Joe Hiller, and Mira Kohl, “Camp of the Innocents” examines the “hidden history” of the U.S. internment of Latin American “enemy 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. “Camp of the Innocents” will be shown as part of the “Louisiana 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!



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