This case study examines how a documentary, The Double Life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez, can become an instrument for social change, while also giving some important advice on what to focus on when making an issue based film.
ITVS Community Connections Project
Case studies of seven Independent Television Service (ITVS) outreach projects are archived on this website. The films' broad range of issues includes war, immigration, parenting, and the arts. Click here for direct links to community engagement summaries for The New Americans, Be Good, Smile Pretty, Daddy & Papa, Refrigerator Mothers, The Good War, and Poetic License.
This comprehensive website contains 12 case studies documenting how producers have integrated educational outreach into their productions. The archived broadcast projects range from children's programs, to one-off documentaries, and to nonfiction limited series. The list includes programs such as Africa, Building Big, Culture Shock, and Cyberchase, among others.