Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 19:14:05



Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2023


Upon completion of my Honors Project, I will have filmed, edited, planned, and directed a documentary on poverty in Akron. Through film, I will show the community what it is like to be homeless, without anyone there to look out for you. I will journey across Akron alongside my friend Jordan, looking to find a specific homeless man we once met. Along the way, I hope to come across other people without homes who will share stories about their lives, either in passing or through interviews. If I do not end up finding the man I set out to find, I will still be able to put together an excellent documentary film on poverty (and all that goes along with it) with a quick rewrite and using footage I already have. I hope to begin filming on the first of May and have everything completely edited with a final draft ready by April of the following year. I hope this documentary will shed light on poverty for those in the community that know little about it, humanizing the homeless. All-in-all, this documentary will be the cherry on top of my academic experience and hopefully prove to be a project that truly is a masterpiece.

Research Sponsor

Juan Eduardo Contreras Barberena

First Reader

Kathleen Clark

Second Reader

Bonnie Keiper

Honors Faculty Advisor

Kathleen Clark



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