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.”
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Senior Videographer Wins $10,000 Grant in YouTube’s “Project: Report” Contest