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Nonfiction Video Practice as Twenty-First-Century Liberal Education: The ASPIRE Experiment at UCLA

Nonfiction Video Practice as Twenty-First-Century Liberal Education: The ASPIRE Experiment at UCLA Nonfiction Video Practice as Twenty-First-Century Liberal Education: The ASPIRE Experiment at UCLA d. andy rice in may 2013, an acquaintance who worked as an administrator on undergraduate educa­ tion initiatives at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), e-mailed me to ask how his unit might go about resourcing and teaching documentary production classes. He had just participated in a meeting with a film producer and social philanthropist named Peter Samu­ elson, who was pitching an idea he called the Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment (ASPIRE) to deans and adminis­ trators from UCLA’s liberal arts college.1 ASPIRE was to be a nonprofit entity that provided fund­ ing and subject experts to universities to de­ velop curricula in media production for social change in concert with the needs of local ad­ vocacy organizations, and Samuelson wanted UCLA to be the first ASPIRE partner. At the time, I was completing a doctorate in communication d. andy rice is an assistant professor of film studies and comparative media studies at Miami University in Ohio. Between 2014 and 2017, he led a media praxis pilot in the liberal arts college at the University of California, Los Angeles, the subject of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

Nonfiction Video Practice as Twenty-First-Century Liberal Education: The ASPIRE Experiment at UCLA

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 69 (3) – Aug 30, 2017

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Nonfiction Video Practice as Twenty-First-Century Liberal Education: The ASPIRE Experiment at UCLA d. andy rice in may 2013, an acquaintance who worked as an administrator on undergraduate educa­ tion initiatives at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), e-mailed me to ask how his unit might go about resourcing and teaching documentary production classes. He had just participated in a meeting with a film producer and social philanthropist named Peter Samu­ elson, who was pitching an idea he called the Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment (ASPIRE) to deans and adminis­ trators from UCLA’s liberal arts college.1 ASPIRE was to be a nonprofit entity that provided fund­ ing and subject experts to universities to de­ velop curricula in media production for social change in concert with the needs of local ad­ vocacy organizations, and Samuelson wanted UCLA to be the first ASPIRE partner. At the time, I was completing a doctorate in communication d. andy rice is an assistant professor of film studies and comparative media studies at Miami University in Ohio. Between 2014 and 2017, he led a media praxis pilot in the liberal arts college at the University of California, Los Angeles, the subject of

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Aug 30, 2017

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