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Community Voice Lab

Collaborative storytelling. Bringing voice and visibility to community stories.

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The Community Voice Lab produces documentary films that capture the voices of community storytellers too often unseen and unheard. The creative ethos of Community Voice is that of collaboration, rather than extraction, in which our filmmakers and local storytellers work together to tell stories of hope, resilience and determination for the common good.

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Community Stories Film Festival Featuring AU Filmmakers Nov. 21

AU SOC’s Community Voice Lab is proud to present four films by AU student filmmakers that will be featured on Saturday, November 21.

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Community Voice Partners with Street Sense Media

The Community Voice Lab’s new partnership aims to connect AU’s film community with the Street Sense filmmaker’s co-op.

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Meet the Community Voice Fellows

Meet the talented fellows of the Community Voice Lab.

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CVL Partners with Humanities Truck

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Director Laura Waters Hinson New Documentary on DC's Tent City

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