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Beating the education odds in East Durham

In June, I took part in a week-long video institute at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. The goal was to teach me and a group of other enthusiasts how to create our own documentary pieces. My partner, Jennifer Durham, and I were introduced to Giselle, a young woman living in East Durham. She told us about her varied education experiences in North Carolina and the struggles she has had to overcome as a low-income student. This is the documentary we put together about her.

Alex Granados

Alex Granados was the senior reporter for EducationNC from December 2014-March 2023.