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VIDEO GALLERY: UNF students produce 7 Jacksonville-based documentaries

Seven films were produced by student filmmakers this year ranging from Jacksonville Muay Thai to a night at an American Legion.
Credit: AfterImage

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — Every year, AfterImage Documentary produces multiple films by way of a documentary production course at the University of North Florida. 

The course was created and is taught by Jillian Smith, Associate Professor of English and Film at UNF.

This year, seven films were produced by student filmmakers ranging from Jacksonville Muay Thai to a night at an American Legion. Styles of film produced include poetic montages, studio experiments, street interviews, and historical documentary. 

The films were premiered at the Museum of Contemporary Art Thursday, April 25. You can watch all of the films below. 

The Other Side of Fear

Jacksonville Muay Thai profiled through three young fighters. Shot and Edited by Jack Polefko, Connor Ackerman, and Bri Dierksen in Jacksonville, Florida. 2019 

A Night at Post 316 

One night filming at the American Legion 316 in Jacksonville, Florida. 2019. An AfterImage Documentary by Paula Legaspi and Hank Ingraham. 

Asking Kids Questions

The title says it all. Directed, shot, and edited by Kevia Mitchell in Jacksonville, Florida. 2019 


This short documentary uses interviews and experiments to shine light on the problems women face on social media. An AfterImage Documentary by Sarah Glenn, Kevin Glennon, and Laura Sparks. 2019. 

The Cross Florida Barge Canal

This historical documentary short tells an important story about Florida's environmental history and the woman right in the middle of it, both surprising and not. Created by Sean Harris 2019. 

On the Streets with Andrew Ballantyne 

On the Streets takes the pulse of the people of Saint Augustine by asking them some familiar and not-s--familiar questions..... Created by Joey Hill and Andrew Ballantyne in Saint Augustine, Florida 2019. 

Left Behind 

A poetic montage of Jacksonville architecture that ends up asking a really important question about our relationship to development. Shot and Edited by Joe Manuola in Jacksonville, Florida 2019. 

For previous videos produced by AfterImage students, click here

More about AfterImage Documentary

AfterImage Documentary seeks to foster relationships between university students and the local community through documentary filmmaking. Students are asked, first, to immerse themselves in the community to make their documentaries and, second, to communicate with the community through public screenings of their documentaries at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville).