George Lucas Educational Foundation

Donna DeGennaro

Director and Founder: Unlocking Silent Histories

I am currently the director of Unlocking Silent Histories, a non profit organization that engages indigenous youth in the art of documentary making. I obtained my PhD in education from the University of Pennsylvania. In my career, I have held various leadership positions in schools, companies, and universities. My current research examines how the interrelationship among culture, history, and social interactions. This research then informs the design of learning environments where youth take ownership of their own learning.

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    Unlocking Silent Histories: Critical and Creative Expression for Indigenous Youth

    Guest blogger Donna DeGennaro, director and founder of Unlocking Silent Histories, describes the experience of introducing indigenous youth in Guatemala to the art of documentary filmmaking and watching them find their voices.