This is Part II in a series of photographic essays on the 2013 T/F Film Fest. To see Part I, go here.

In addition to photographing the four-day festival, I was also assigned to photograph some educational outreach activities prior to the fest.

This post features images of C.A.R.E. program students working with SPORE projects organizer Emily Hemeyer as part of her collective “Migratory Hive Project”.  Emily gave a short presentation on the history of the project and asked students to come up with their interpretation of the fest’s theme The Collective Architecture of the Impossible to incorporate into their “hive” as part of the project.  I’ll post a photo of the completed project in my photo essay featuring some of the festival art installations.

I also spent time at Douglass and Hickman high schools, documenting presentations by Lily Hindy, the 2013 True Life Fund recipient. Lily spoke to students about RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues), an organization established by director Sebastian Junger that promotes the safety of freelance journalists in combat zones by offering free advanced first-aid training. Sebastian’s film Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life & Time of Tim Hetherington screened at the festival and the director was present for Q&A’s and a speaking engagement at The Crossing, a long-time sponsor of the True Life Fund.

It’s really cool to see how educational outreach is becoming such an important component of the fest. Whether students are helping with a collaborative art project, listening to a presenter, participating in True/False Academy or True/False Boot Camp, or watching a free film screening, there’s plenty of opportunities for them to get involved.  These images are just a small sampling of some of the activities and events that students experienced this year. Enjoy!