Chai Lu Bohannan (’14) and Julie Coursen (’14) did fieldwork with Fudan University graduate student Feng Ran examining the social impact of a developing eco-city on nearby Chongming Island. Chongming, an island in the Yangtze River Delta, is a couple of hours away from Shanghai by bus.
From Unheard Voices, a project by Evan Carter, Sara Jones, and Jacquie Morges (Davidson ’12).
We walk through cities and see individuals living and sleeping on the streets. But often we do not take the time to get to know them. For the last three months, we documented the lives of three chronically homeless neighbors. The stories portrayed here are as variable as the people. We aim to give a voice to stories that often go unheard. As one of the neighbors told us ”life on the streets isn’t all gravy.” Well we weren’t looking for gravy, just the mashed potatoes. Please look through the website, get to know the neighbors, and visit solvethepuzzlecharlotte.org to learn more about how Charlotte, NC is working to end homelessness.
A self-described “econ major who likes to make films,” Jeevaratnam received a Dean Rusk Program Travel Grant, an Abernethy Grant, and a Patterson Award last summer (2009) to make a documentary about labor migration and remittances in his mother’s home country of the Philippines.
“I never thought that I would fall in love with it like I did,” he said. “Video reporting is exhilarating. You just get up and go, and that’s sometimes the most gratifying part-You might capture something that you never anticipated. You just have the camera on at the right time in the right place, and you capture some real magic.”
The Journey Beyond Me
Sharon Hill: The Smile of Commons
For Higher Ground
For more from Davidson College about Mark:
Senior Videographer Wins $10,000 Grant in YouTube’s “Project: Report” Contest
An ethnographic film by Ryan Carvalho (’04), Derek Loh (’04), Mbye Njie (’04), Julie Rowell (’04), and Chelsea Staires (’07) for ANT 372 at Davidson College.