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Actuality Media takes students and young filmmakers to developing communities around the globe to create positive media - short documentaries that tell the story of changemakers doing good work to solve social or environmental problems in innovative, replicable ways.

Actuality Media Programs

Multiple Countries

Documentary Program Outreach

Use your talent as a filmmaker to research, write, shoot and edit a short documentary video about a changemaker whose work is worthy of worldwide attention. Your compelling...

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Actuality Media Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    5

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    9

Bolivian adventures

I went abroad with actuality media the summer of 2016 from May to June in Bolivia. Overall I would 100 percent recommend this program to any students who think documentaries or film might be for them. it is a HUGE learning experience you cannot get anyway else but being there and doing it. The food was hard for me because I don't eat meat so take into account nutrition since you'll most likely be going to a third world country like I did. The excursions are very heavily hiking based so if you don't like that you might want to chill at the hostel. My only regret with this program is the fact that I went as a producer. I had never worked on a group film project or been a producer so that was a big element of stress for me because I didn't want to let anyone down. Really make sure the position you sign up for is in your field of interest because mine wasn't at all. I would also suggest the people at actuality media update their filming equipment because it was a bit old and we ended up using a crew memebers camera. All that aside if you're thinking about going... do it! You'll never regret an experience in a new culture!

Program: Documentary Program Outreach

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Social Life

    10

Guatemala 2016

I am so thankful I decided to apply for this program. It completely changed my life. I now not only view storytelling in a different way, but I also view the world differently because of this program.

Program: Documentary Program Outreach

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    10

Max: review for the ages

It was great. Everybody was really nice and I learned a lot of Spanish. The program kicked my butt but a good way. I learned a lot of things that I wouldn't know otherwise and I would recommend it to anybody.

Program: Documentary Program Outreach

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    8

Tremendous program

This eye-opening program allows you to do good in a foreign country of which you may have no prior knowledge, but leave having made an impact on a local organization, with great memories and connections.

Program: Documentary Program Outreach

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    4

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health and Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    9

Guatemala 2016

An amazing life changing experience! Whilst learning great filmmaking skills, I made great international lifelong friendships and created a documentary that will change the landscape of water of in Guatemala.

Program: Documentary Program Outreach

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