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Thursday, February 25, 2016
Go behind the scenes of the IWitness Video Challenge in a new biweekly series. In the first installment, learn everything you need to know about entering this year's contest.
Friday, March 11, 2016
Emily Bengels’s students are already well on their way to submitting their projects to the IWitness Video Challenge.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
​Once students have put the finishing touches on their videos and submitted them to their teachers, it’s time to start judging.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
A trio of eighth-graders from New Jersey created a poetry group that has enabled students at their school to express their hardships and appreciation for one another.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
A trio of eighth-graders from New Jersey who created a poetry group that has enabled students at their school to express their hardships and appreciation for one another has won the 2016 IWitness Video Challenge sponsored by USC Shoah Foundation.
Friday, December 16, 2016
The Challenge invites students to positively contribute to their communities, and complete an IWitness activity that involves submitting a short video explaining how they were inspired through testimony to make a positive impact.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
2016 IWitness Video Challenge winning video "Community of Poetry," by Allison Vandal, Caroline Waters and Maya Montell.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Middle school can be complicated. As students, we are preparing to go into high school, making new friends, going to our first dances, and unfortunately for too many of us having to deal with constant bullying. While there are those who might be the perpetrators and victims, there are many of us who are the bystanders and it is our duty to stand up against any form of discrimination. I learned through Holocaust survivor testimony that there are many ways to stand up for others.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
As a teenager, it is hard to know how I can make a difference in the world. Fourteen-year-olds don’t drive, we don’t make a lot of money, and with school, homework and extracurricular activities, we don’t have a lot of time. When my teacher, Ms. Bengels, introduced me to a challenge that was not only about bettering the community, but also a way in which I could use my passion for documentary filmmaking, I leapt at the opportunity. The IWitness Video Challenge not only allowed me to pursue my passion but also encourage me to make a difference.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
More students and teachers than ever before are doing the IWitness Video Challenge.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
This year's IWitness Video Challenge winners prompt their fellow students to reflect on the immigration struggles of their ancestors. The winning team is from Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago.