ACC Students’ Video To Be Screened At United Nations

Students in an Alamance Community College videography class taught at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough have produced a video that will be screened this month at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The My World 360 Video, “Around the Same Table,” was only one of nine videos chosen to be screened at the United Nations General Assembly this September 24-25. A total of 76 videos were submitted for consideration from around the world.

“This is a great surprise, and includes a paid trip for my student Justus Alder, who shot and edited the video, to the screening in New York City,” said videography instructor Andrea DeGette, who teaches the class at Cedar Ridge High.

Videography students at Cedar Ridge High School are participants in the Career and College Promise (CCP) program, which allows them to take college-level classes in their high school environment through the auspices of Alamance Community College in Graham, NC.

“Andrea is our instructor in the Advertising and Graphic Design Department at ACC but works at Cedar Ridge and provides students there with the same level of instruction and academic rigor they would receive in videography classes at ACC,” said Erik Perel, Department Head for Advertising and Graphic Design at Alamance Community College.

Instructor DeGette and her student videography team at Cedar Ridge High School joined thousands of students around the world who took part in producing and submitting videos for the My World 360 competition to share their perspectives on how the Sustainable Development Goals are relevant in their communities. Young creators from 24 countries submitted 76 media projects for consideration. The stories allow viewers to examine issues of climate and inequality in eclectic settings.

Cedar Ridge’s video, “Around the Same Table,” depicts an area calf-cow farm where owner Charles Bunker has created a non-profit to provide fresh organic fruits and vegetables to low-income members of the community.

Alexis Barnes, a former student of DeGette’s who produced a 360 video showcasing the Alamance Community College campus, was instrumental in showing the students how to shoot 360 and helped prep the material for editing.

The video will be part of a playlist of nine 360º films screened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24 and 25. On those dates heads of state and foreign governments from around the world will comprehensively review progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The event is the first UN summit on the SDGs since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015.

“It’s a great honor for Andrea’s student and showcases the good work our instructors are doing in the high schools through ACC’s Career and College Promise opportunities,” added Perel. 

The students’ video can be viewed at: