Reel Works - en medieuddannelse for udsatte unge i New York: Et studie af NGO’en Reel Works og deres empowermentstrategier

Stephani Izabelle Noell Montserrat & Sofie Lystoft

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


The aim of this study is to examine how Reel Works Teen Filmmaking through their media education and mentor program can contribute to a change in New York’s at-risk youths’ education, social life and future. Moreover, the project explores the challenges and possibilities associated with Reel Works media and mentor program. Narrative- and semi-structured interviews were performed with students who finished Reel Works programs and Reel Works Director of Education, Alissa Cherry. This was done to provide insight and understanding of how Reel Works complete their mission and vision: to provide at-risk youth with a productive future and how the students interpreted Reel Works programs and how it afterwards has affected their lives.
In theoretical terms, we have analyzed our empirical data using Michel Foucault and Mitchell Dean’s Governmentality Theory. Furthermore, our use of Ole Petter Askheim among various other researchers created a theoretical foundation for our work with Empowerment and a governmentality analysis inspired by the four power aspects. By doing a study of Reel Works’s efforts and activities with Teen Filmmaking, we conclude that it is possible for Reel Works and their different programs to accomplish their mission: to help the young people of New York build vital skills of literacy, leadership and self-confidence to create a productive future.

UddannelserSundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato19 dec. 2017
Antal sider57
VejledereAnne Brus


  • NGO
  • Empowerment
  • Governmentality