Cynthia Porter Gehrie, Ph.D.
Video Documentation Studio / Video Documentation Fund
190 Leonard Wood South, # 205
Highland Park, IL 60035
phone/fax 847-446-5972



Partial Listing of Current Projects in specialty areas of Education / Creativity / Environment

Video Documentation Fund

Mc Cosh Even Start, at McCosh Elementary School, Chicago Public Schools -- Documentation and Evaluation of after school family literacy project. 5 years.

Lake View Arts Partnership (LEAP) -- Chicago Teachers Center, Northeastern Illinois University. Documentation and video construction of artist in classroom projects, a retrospective video covering 5 years of ìteaching through the artsî in three elementary schools and one high school -- Chicago Public Schools.

Mexico, documenting permaculture projects in an ecovillage, an indigenous family compound, and with Luna Nueva -- a womenís cooperative to develop health and economic infrastructure in indigenous communities, and indigenous herbalist/healers. (September 1999, November 1999, February 2000)

Croatia, consulting with the Nona Multimedia women's center on documentation and videography. Videodocumented in August 1999 women artistís projects featuring natural areas in the Adriatic. The audio version (CD) is being featured continually on radio and as a prelude to public events throughout Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. December 1999 conducted 2 workshop on video documentation and research for all public school principals in the Croatia.

Save the Prairie Society, 6 videos

Uganda Circle, a project of Win-Cawa to create connective networks between women of Uganda, the United States and Japan.

Video Documentation Studio

Audubon School, Chicago Public Schools, two videos to document the development of Audubon projects as an Annenberg breakthrough school. Video One focusing on the use of a school wide theme and how teachers work with artist consultants is finished, April 2001

Palatine/Willow Road CMT, co-produced a video on the hazards of a new Illinois Department of Transportation plan to create a junior expressway next to three schools in Prospect Heights.

Church Women United, New York City, web training and consulting seminar in Washington D.C. for Church Women United staff (January 2000.)

Lake Forest Open Lands, Lake Forest, Illinois Video with Chicago Wilderness on how to develop environmental monitoring projects in area high schools. In partnership with Tria Kendler.

Illinois Professional Leadership Development, I have been working with the Early Childhood Education department to teach the use of computers, digital cameras and documentation.

Silverwing Development, this contract with InSysCo in Tallahassee, Florida is to develop a commercial web site for a national large scale land development corporation.

Whirlwind, two videos that feature programs of reading instruction in elementary schools using art based methodologies. Fall 1999 and January 2000.

University of Illinois, developed research videos for use in interviewing Chicago Public School Principals in conjunction with the TAMS (Teachers Academy of Mathematics and Science) project.

Video Documentation Partnership

Chicago Police Department and Ronald MacDonald Foundation. A video on Gold Star Families, who are families whose members were killed in the line of duty as police officers.

Openlands, Chicago in partnership with the Lake View Citizens Council, A video on the Bird Sanctuary in Lincoln Park and local citizens as stewards of this unique 6.5 acres.