IWitness Video Challenge

Are you looking for a way to challenge your students to be creative and innovative?

The IWitness Video Challenge is the perfect way to inspire your students to do just that.

It has been over 20 years since the film Schindler's List won the Academy Award for Best Picture. But the legacy of that story is still relevant today. Oskar Schindler's extraordinary act did not start off that way. It came about in a hundred small, ordinary actions that culminated in something extraordinary. IWitness contains thousands of voices – voices of ordinary people, who, like Oskar Schindler, did ordinary things, and in doing so made the world a better place.

The USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education is pleased to sponsor the IWitness Video Challenge. The Institute invites students from all over North America to be inspired by the voices in IWitness, to use their innovation and creativity to create positive value in their communities by doing something ordinary (or extraordinary), and then asks them to build a video telling the story about how they contributed to making their communities a better place.

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