Media School students conducted 15 interviews with 33 different local participants over 3 days. They were asked to select short clips from each of their interviews and pair it with visual material they gathered throughout the week. Their completed projects are a combination of short videos, photo slideshows, and photo clips that collectively comprise Chapter 2 of "Stories from Caribe Sur", an ongoing participatory oral history project that activates local citizens to be the creators of their own public archival content.
The Rich Coast Project Presents: ROJOVIOLETA
a participatory short fiction film about the connection between people and the environment in the South Caribbean of Costa Rica made with and for young people from Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa RicaRead More
If you already shop on Amazon, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, we invite you to shop at smile.amazon.com and choose The Rich Coast Project as your charity of choice.Read More
Stories from Caribe Sur is a project produced collaboratively by the Rich Coast Project, members of the communities of southern Caribbean Costa Rica, and students from The Media School at Indiana University. The first chapter Sur includes six podcasts that were co-produced by student volunteers from the Indiana University Media School, local story facilitators from Talamanca, and members of the Rich Coast Project staff.Read More
From September 2nd to 4th, 2017, Hidden Garden Ethnobotanical Sanctuary inaugurated its new Bush Medicine Circle with the First Annual Afro-Botany Conference. In a traditional style, they celebrated with a gathering of elders, teachers, students, plant lovers and community members, sharing wisdom as well as food, music, dance and ceremony.Read More
We worked with a group of 12 local kids from Puerto Viejo to develop a short fiction film about the connection between people and the environment in the South Caribbean of Costa Rica. A team of communications students from the University of Costa Rica offered workshops on storytelling, script development, casting and production. The kids then filmed this short film... COMING SOONRead More
We spent the 2016-2017 year based in Puerto Viejo, continuing the growth of the South Caribe Roots Archive and working with students from Caribe Sur, San Jose and Indiana. We welcomed new volunteers, received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, and produced three participatory media projects with local residents.Read More
Kids from Caribe Sur are making a movie and they need your help!
Jóvenes del Caribe Sur están haciendo un cortometraje de ficción, y necesitan su ayuda!Read More
Ten local youth are in the process of making a movie with the help of Fer Segura and Dani Hernández, communications students who are rejoining the Rich Coast Project to complete their practicum at the University of Costa Rica.Read More
Students from the University of Costa Rica (UCR TCU 127) joined the Rich Coast Project in Puerto Viejo for a week of participatory video and photography aimed at documenting local Puerto Viejo history and culture.Read More
Photographs from the South Caribe Roots Archive are on display at the Casa de la Cultura in Puerto Viejo.Read More
The year is coming to an end, and we have so much to celebrate! 2016 brought tremendous transformation as we watched our programs grow in participation and community presence. We've rounded up the top stories from 2016 - check them out HERE.Read More
The South Caribe Roots Archive will soon welcome a new form of documentation to its collections: podcasts.Read More
We've been back in Puerto Viejo for over one month now, and so much has happened. Our first student group of the season is set to arrive in a couple of weeks, we're preparing a local exhibit of photographs from the South Caribe Roots Archive, and gearing up for big advances in our organizational structure. Take a look at what we've accomplished and at what we have in store.Read More
The annual SCRA Calendar features historic photographs and information contributed by community members and collected by the Rich Coast Project. We are calling on local businesses and allies of the Caribe Sur community help us put this valuable community heritage back into the homes of residents by sponsoring this year's SCRA Calendar.Read More
This post is the first in a series of behind-the-scenes notes written by RCP staff and volunteers.
By Katie Beck (RCP Founder & Director)
It's Friday, October 7, 2016. Today marks one week since we've been back in Puerto Viejo, and oh what a busy week it has been!Read More
Wreally Studios will continue to support the Rich Coast Project through free transcription software. Thank you Wreally Team!Read More
2015 was a big year for the Rich Coast Project!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our projects and activities. We look forward to welcoming more contributors, collaborators and volunteers in the year ahead.Read More
The Rich Coast Project joined the Hidden Garden for two days of important sessions on local Afro-Caribbean wellness traditions and a tour of local businesses who are acting as knowledge carriers of customary healing practices.Read More
Rich Coast Project founder and director Katie Beck visited the Institute for International Business at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University to discuss the project's development and impact on the local community.Read More