Document Arlington Project
Too often, youth are characterized as disengaged from their local community. Many students do not have sufficient opportunity to learn from the creative capital in their own environment or adequate avenues to relate their perspectives to those around them. The Document Arlington Project addresses these issues through the creation of teen-produced documentaries about the Arlington community and public exhibition of student work.
Document Arlington is a partnership between the Humanities Project of the Arlington Public Schools and Arlington Independent Media. It offers a paid six-week television production apprenticeship, open to all Arlington County high school students. Every summer, six Document Arlington interns work together to learn documentary making and then create two short documentaries about the Arlington community.
Arlington Independent Media provides all technical and production training, access to professional equipment and production development assistance, as well as television and theatrical public screenings of the resulting documentaries. The movies will be broadcast on our channels in Arlington County, Comcast 69 and Verizon 38 throughout the year. Upon full completion of the six-week project, each intern receives a $750 stipend.