Betting on Bethlehem is a feature-length documentary film produced by Lehigh students examining the impacts of Sands Casino on the Southside Bethlehem community. I was involved in the community outreach team where I developed my networking and communication skills. Below is a list of the roles I’ve played in the course of this project:
- Built relationships with Southside community members in local churches, businesses, and organizations.
- Connected the filmmakers with Southsiders who were interested in being interviewed for the film.
- Collaborated with my team to organize a community discussion focusing on the people’s views of the casino.
- Assisted in marketing the film premiere through social media and flyer distribution.
Furthermore, I will be continuing this project by creating a podcast series featuring a diverse range of community members, experts, and anyone else who can provide more insight into the effects of Sands Casino on a post-industrial city like Bethlehem. To learn more about this project click HERE to be redirected to the website.