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The Documenting Diversity program is currently on hiatus.

Earn Money

Not only will you be able to make your own documentary movie, but you will get paid to do so. Each student that completes a film will receive a generous stipend. Now that is a great summer job!

Work with College Professors

Documenting Diversity participants are taught by Hofstra University’s award winning faculty. With only 10 students chosen for the program, you will receive in-depth and personal instruction, often on a one to one basis.

Walk the Red Carpet

Once the films are completed, Documenting Diversity sponsors a gala premiere of all the films, complete with a red carpet, searchlights and members of the press snapping pictures. You can invite your friends, family and loyal fans to watch your film and see you collect your award. Wear your coolest shades!

Make an Impression

Nothing will look more impressive on your college application than having completed a professional looking documentary film in a college setting.

No Prior Experience Necessary

This Necessary program isn’t for filmmakers only. We will teach you everything you need to know. We want the brightest, most interesting students possible. We want students who want to explore the cultural, political and social aspects of being a teenager in a culturally diverse world. So whether your interests lie in history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, or filmmaking, we are interested in hearing from you.

Learn a New Language

Yes, that’s right – the language of cinema! Not only will you learn about how films are made and communicate, but you will also learn about the tools that are used, including high end video cameras and computer editing systems.

Meet Our 2013 Participants

Documenting Diversity 2013

Watch Clips from Past Participants:
Camila Allary | Kaleel Watkins

Students Working with Professor

"Documenting Diversity is not just some roundabout filmmaking workshop. It's a tight-knit group of ten kids who get to explore each other's differences and how those differences bind us all together. I'll never forget it. It was like a series of real life Breakfast Club moments!"
-Jared Cohen

Documenting Diversity Premiere

Contact Us
William Jennings
Program Co-Director
Documenting Diversity
Phone: 516-463-6143 | Send an E-mail
Aashish Kumar
Program Co-Director
Documenting Diversity
Phone: 516-463-6573 | Send an E-mail


Documenting Diversity is sponsored by The Rosenthal Family Foundation