When we were first asked to support the USAID/Albania Justice for All project in the fall of 2019, we were thrilled. We were tasked with working with 60 journalism students from across Albania to share new media production techniques and to produce documentary films about justice in Albania. At the conclusion, we would be able to share their films at the Albanian Food and Film Festival. To us, this project was an absolutely perfect fit.
While the COVID-19 pandemic took the focus of the entire world in 2020, we didn’t give up. Even more importantly, the students remained committed. At the end of this project, we are enormously proud that while COVID certainly changed absolutely everything we had planned for the year, it also made this project more special and more successful in every single way.
Find out how we managed to do all of this below in three stages, followed by the amazing Film Festival we conducted across three continents, links to documentary films produced, and a special bonus production activity at the end.