Community Builders Videos

Watch documentaries produced by student interns in Umoja's Community Builders summer internship, in collaboration with Free Spirit Media, over the past few summers. 

Community Builders Documentary 2013

“Safe Spaces”
Community Builders spent six weeks in 2013 learning how to build and maintain safe spaces in their schools and communities. This documentary follows them, as they grapple with new ideas and concepts.

Community Builders Documentary 2012

"School Culture Matters"
During the summer of 2012, Umoja Community Builders investigated what impacts school culture and learned how they can influence it. They developed a curriculum for teachers to use and testimonials to enhance lessons. This documentary is a reflection on their process.

Community Builders Documentary 2011

"Message Matters"
During the summer of 2011, Umoja Community Builders learned about restorative justice and how to implement those practices in their daily lives. This documentary is the story of their learning.