Educational Philosophy

The Educational Video Center (EVC) prides itself on its more than 30 years of pioneering work at the intersection of student-centered, project-based education and social justice documentary making. EVC’s methodology places students’ own questions, problems, and community experiences at the center of their learning. EVC engages them in a personalized supportive environment where they learn about socially relevant subjects, and use technical and artistic tools to make their voices heard. Youth are transformed by this creative learning process, just as the community is transformed by viewing the media they create.

EVC’s educational philosophy of practice integrates the four domains: critical literacy, documentary arts, social emotional development, and civic engagement.