Tuning the Student Mind

Directed, produced, filmed and edited by Chelsea Jackson

Additional cinematography by Rob Jackson

27 Minutes | 2015

Set at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, this documentary follows the journey of three students enrolled in Professor Molly Beauregard’s social science course. Through the subjects’ personal stories, moments in the classroom, and nuanced interviews, the film illustrates how the Tuning the Student Mind approach creates not only good scholars, but also students who develop deep, self-reflective awareness and a sense of inner potential. As the narrative unfolds, we understand how Beauregard’s bold and unconventional approach to identity studies teaches students new methods of inquiry, pushing them to ignite their own creativity and imagination.