As a whole, Uprooted documents the effects of Venezuelans forced to flee to Colombia as a result of the political and economic crisis in their home country.
I worked with my team to share the story of Vinotinto Fútbol Club, a soccer team of primarily Venezuelan immigrants. Although the story is about soccer on the surface, following the players for a week and a half allowed my team to uncover the unexpected rewards that soccer brings them.
Along with the video I filmed and edited with my partner, Abby Cantrell, the project includes four other documentaries, photo stories and five written stories accompanied by infographics.
My peers and I have spent countless hours editing visuals, fine-tuning stories and coding HTML to put this project together, and finally seeing it come to life is like a breath of fresh air.
If you can’t make it to tonight’s screening on campus, you can livestream the premiere here: https://www.facebook.com/uprootedUNC