Dwight Hall at Yale

Center for Public Service and Social Justice

The Politics of People: A Docuseries by Briana Burroughs ‘17

We are excited to share with you a docuseries created by our previous DH Student Executive Committee Co-Coordinator, Briana Burroughs ‘17. “The Politics of People” is a five part political docuseries about four voters and two local elected officials in New Haven. Her docuseries was featured at the 2017 New Haven Documentary Film Festival at their first ever videotheque!

Briana ‘17 has been a Dwight Hall Urban Fellow, Institutional Service Coordinator of Dwight Hall’s Student Executive Committee, part of our FOCUS pre-orientation program, and shaped our Outreach Fellows program into its current form. These highlights don’t begin to explain all that she has contributed and accomplished during her time at Yale. She thanks us in her credits, but we would like to thank her for her passion and dedication to creating social change. 

Produced, directed and edited by:
Briana Burroughs

Featuring:
Elected Officials-
Alder Jeanette Morrison
State Senator Gary Holder-Winfield

Voters-
Kim Hart
Nadine Horton
Elias Mastakouris (Dwight Hall FOCUS Leader!)
Stephanie Upson

Executive Producer:
Charles Musser

Associate Producers:
Cynthia Farrar
William Glasspiegel
Wayne Zhang

Cinematography:
Briana Burroughs

Additional cinematography by:
Caroline Hart
Aaron Garrison
Julia Rosenheim
Wayne Zhang

Creative Consultant:
Caroline Hart

Music:
“Afraid of You” by Shyam

Special thanks to:
Ricky D’s Rib Shack
Dwight Hall at Yale, Center for Public Service and Social Justice
Yale University Undergraduate Program in American Studies
Yale University Digital Media Center for the Arts
Gene Dattel and Licia Hahn
Yale Documentary Film Workshop 2016-17

Publication Date: 
Monday, July 10, 2017

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