Community-Oriented Research in Visual Anthropology

The CORVA studio lab at Penn State produces both feature-length documentaries and short videos that rely on co-production with community members. Our approach provides a highly effective way to share anthropological research with the wider academic community and broader public in both an accurate and engaging manner. 

CORVA is directed by Kirk French, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and assistant professor of Anthropology and Film Production & Media Studies at Penn State. In addition to being a video production lab, CORVA serves as a training facility for both undergraduate and graduate students.