Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
Date of Last Revision
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Arts
Date of Expected Graduation
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.
Juan Eduardo Contreras Barberena
Honors Faculty Advisor
Block, Ryan, "Finding Kurt" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1694.