This fall, the Woodrow Wilson School’s Purcell Carson offers a new documentary film course. URB202/JRN202/LAO232 focuses on the relationship between Trenton, NJ and Salcajá, Guatemala. Using the tools and theory of documentary filmmaking to explore issues in urban studies, the course builds upon Carson and Professor Alison Isenberg’s multi-year project about Trenton’s residents and history. In this course, students engage the history and strategies of migrant populations, the culture of remittance between the global north and south, and immigration policy as filmmakers: intimately, specifically, visually and emotionally.
At the end of the semester there will be two public screenings. Follow The Trenton Project on Facebook for details and updates.