The mission of HIF is to help non-traditional adult learners find a voice through the making of documentary films.
Humanities in Focus (HIF) is a two-semester documentary filmmaking course designed to help non-traditional adult learners acquire the skills to make documentary films. The population is a diverse mix of cultures and ethnicities that have limited means and great dreams. Humanities in Focus helps these students find a ‘voice’ to tell their stories. Recently, students from Honors College at the University of Utah have partnered with Humanities in Focus to work together with the adult learners to make documentary films. It is a tremendous opportunity for both groups of learners.
"It's more than a fair exchange; anything that we've offered them as far as education, we received back ten-fold. The gift continues."
- Jeff Metcalf