Cinematic Arts Experience creates opportunities for students to get a taste of the industry and expand their horizons through filmmaking.
Though a partnership with Peace Works Travel, Cinematic Arts Experience is proud to announce Vietnam Discovery 2017. We believe this alliance will provide the opportunity for our students to learn about new cultures and tell stories that would otherwise be out of reach. Please explore this page to learn more about this trip and our mission.
Cinematic Arts Experience has been in operation since 2003 starting as a “for student, by student” film festival, known as the Orange County Film Festival. A close group of students from a variety of schools were united through education and a love of film. As the festival grew, so did CAE’s mission to create new opportunities for filmmakers in its network and beyond.
Combining cultural awareness, adventure travel, insider’s access to living historians, service and analytical reflection, this one-of-a-kind educational trip empowers students to understand the causes and consequences of America’s most controversial war. Students learn of Cold-War era dynamics, geopolitical concerns, policies and personalities, which shaped the Indochina conflict. Through a comprehensive itinerary balancing active learning with quiet reflection, students are encouraged to perceive the Vietnam War through a lens of compassion. Ultimately, the synthesis of historical curriculum, conscious tourism, contact with living historians and daily journal-writing provide a framework for applying the lessons of the past upon the geopolitical conflicts of today.Register Now
Born and raised in Southern California, Christine has been working with the Cinematic Arts Experience since she graduated from Fountain Valley High School in 2003. Like the students she works with, Christine also developed her skills in the Cinematic Arts Experience program and loves that she is now able to help guide kids the way […]Learn More
Bill Morse, Director Cambodian Landmine Museum, Siem Reap
Briggs Boss, Sophomore, Thacher School
Stacy Serrette, Teacher and Dean of Student Life, Emma Willard School
Paul Rusesabagina, Real-life Hotel Rwanda hero who saved over 1200 people during the Rwandan genocide.
Shirley Hahn, Beverly Hills, California
The Santa Barbara Independent
Alex Greer, Junior, Laguna Blanca School
Kelly Bennett, history teacher, Santa Barbara Middle School
Alexandra Kall, Francis Parker School
Spencer Barr, English Teacher, Santa Barbara High School, California
Stacy Serrette, Director of Student Life, Emma Willard School
Eric Taylor, Francis Parker School, San Diego, California