Video Journalist Explores “Afghan Market”

WASHINGTON, DC, 17 December 2012 — Kalpana Biswas traveled from Pittsburgh, PA, to attend our 6-9 December Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. She aspires to make films of women engaged in the filmmakers, particularly those working in conflict zones around the world.

She spent her production time at an Afghan market in the area and came away with a compelling story about what has become a home away from home for immigrants from the Middle East and Central Asia.

Kalpana created the Dramatic Arc for her story by filming the preparation of lamb’s head soup, from butchering the animal to consumption of final product. You can watch the video HERE.

The Video Journalism Workshops are for beginners with some experience as well as more seasoned practitioners who want to sharpen their skills and acquire new ones. We welcome photojournalists making the transition to film and video. Print journalists seeking to expand their skills will find the workshops particularly useful. Broadcast journalists accustomed to the technology and techniques preceding today’s hand-held digital cameras will find that the newer equipment delivers a more immediate, intimate version of visual communication than their predecessors. Video journalists, documentary filmmakers and independent storytellers who want to expand their skill set and learn from one of the pioneers in the field also will benefit from the workshops. You must be at least 18 years old to attend.