Learn first-hand in the field from Bill Gentile how to make powerful documentaries in Nicaragua, the land of lakes and volcanoes in the heart of Central America.

The “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua” is the first of its kind. Bill Gentile takes three students only on a 10-day immersion in the process of documentary filmmaking. Participants follow American volunteers working in the town of Ticuantepe to learn the essence of documentary — using media to transform the world. Drawing on Gentile’s 30+ years of experience in the field, students acquire knowledge and skills in 10 days that otherwise might take months or even years to attain.

A pioneer in the field of backpack documentary, Gentile has worked in Nicaragua since covering the 1979 Sandinista Revolution for United Press International (UPI). He lived there in the 1980s covering the Contra War for Newsweek Magazine.

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