Inside Citizen Schools A Documentary Film

Since 2015, the staff at Cavelight Films, a New York-based production company, have led apprenticeships inspiring students to be creative, while teaching technical skills exercised in the film production field. This spring, Jordan Ehrlich and Caitlin McNally from National Geographic guided students through a 10-week Documentary filming class at the Urban Assembly Unison Middle School in Brooklyn.  

The students had the opportunity to create a documentary that showcased Citizen Schools programming at Urban Assembly Unison Middle School. Throughout the process, Jordan Ehrlich saw students take pride in their creation:

“Working with Citizen Schools students reinforced the idea that the work you do in your community or the world around you really can make a difference on some small but important level.”