Away, the third collaborative project involving SPC Digital Media Production students, is a 30-minute television documentary about what happens to garbage after it has been discarded. It takes an in-depth look at the history of waste management, current practices and problems, and even the perception of what “throwing away” garbage means.
“I hope that the viewers will be educated enough to be influenced to take action and reduce the amount of waste that we create, so we can preserve the earth for our future generations” said Executive Producer Katie Bishop, who was a student in the Digital Media Program. Bishop was one of 11 students in the Advanced Videography class who worked on the production.
Away is the second collaborative project with WEDU to receive a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award nomination. Tony Jannus: American Aviator, a 30-minute documentary that educated viewers about American aviation history, advances in technology and industry pioneers, received an Emmy in 2011.