The Sociological Cinema, a website designed to help sociology instructors incorporate videos into their classes, is exploring an exciting new collaboration with Calamari Productions and we want YOU to be a part of it!
With unique access granted to them by the high courts in the states where they work, Calamari Productions has been producing documentaries covering virtually all aspects of the juvenile court, corrections, and welfare systems for the last 12 years. As such they have amassed video library comprised of interviews, case studies and professional profiles with both at-risk kids and families and the professionals who work with them. There is no other video archive in the country like this.
Calamari has been integrating their video material into secondary and higher education curriculums for the last six years, including those that focus on social work, juvenile justice, and the law. They are now interested in sharing their material with sociology students and teachers… and that’s where you come in.
We are looking for a few good sociologists who might be interested in curating a series of video entries using Calamari’s video database of truly exceptional material to be published on The Sociological Cinema. As with other video entries on The Sociological Cinema, the aim of this series would be to link video content to core sociological concepts and theories that are taught in the classroom. We are also open to discussing alternative and/or additional ideas for collaboration.
This is a great opportunity for any sociologist interested in crime, law, and deviance, especially at the intersections of youth and/or pedagogy. By doing this, you will gain unprecedented access to a database of material that could help to enhance your own scholarship, cultivate new avenues of networking, as well as pave the way for integrating this important yet seldom seen video footage into sociology curriculums.
If you’re interested, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Facebook, or even drop us a note on Twitter (@TheSocyCinema).