CIVIL WARRIORS is a feature film and educational resource about the experiences of two black families from upstate New York -- fathers and sons who enlisted in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and fought in the American Civil War. Their compelling true story unfolds through a unique interweaving of historical images with the rhythm and energy of spoken word performance. Contemporary narration guides us and provides historical context as the story unfolds.
“History is not just what we choose to retell.
History is also what we choose to recover."
~Sean Eversley Bradwell
PhotoSynthesis Productions & Cornell University have enjoyed a long, fruitful relationship since 1981.
From 30-second shorts to long-form features, we produce a wide variety of media for Cornell.
Cornell Athletics - Thank You
Created to be shown at the 'World's Most Famous Arena,' Madison Square Garden, during 'The Frozen Apple', the event featured an exciting match-up in College Hockey, where two of our nation's top hockey teams faced off: Cornell University and the University of Michigan.
This educational video intended for campus training workshops puts a spotlight on ways students can be proactive and preventative in a variety of situations including: social pressure, discrimination, abuse, and mental health.
Recognized by the Telly Awards as a Silver winner in the social responsibility category! Also screened at the American Public Health Association's Global Public Health Film Festival!
A Day in the Life of Klarman Hall
A video diary examining the day-to-day life of one of the University's newest buildings.
ThinkWater is a national project sponsored by the USDA and designed by educators, scientists and activists based on research that shows that "meta-thinking" (metacognition or awareness of thinking) is a critical and missing component in education.
A Little Film About a Big Idea
These video explainers are entry-level introductions to DSRP Systems Thinking, one of the main elements of ThinkWater's education praxis.