This is a proof-of-concept demo for the documentary Out From Plato’s Cave by Anna Purves. It is an interweaving of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave with the real life experiences by college students on their path to enlightenment while at Lehman College/City University of New York. As her editor and collaborator, I worked closely with Anna on developing the edit from her original cuts. I also often sat in back of the camera on many occasions, asking the kind of questions that got the best answers out of our interviewees – including Anna herself!

Anna and I are currently working on developing this piece into a long form broadcast half or whole hour. 


Concept, Narrative, and Direction -- Anna Purves
Production, Editing, Graphics -- David Schwittek
Production and Production Design -- Anna Purves
Cinematography -- Brendan McGibney
Additional Photography -- David Schwittek
Music -- Walter Schick
Artwork -- Jennifer Liu
Production Assistants -- Angel Ramos, Emmanuel Grant
Special Thanks -- Dr. Robert Whittaker

Filmed at the MultiMedia Center of Lehman College, Bronx, NY
Funding provided by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Online Education at Lehman College