Three Miles

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Elaine Alderette (Instructor)

This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.2 million listeners. This podcast tells the story of the three University Heights students and the challenges they face on their path to college. Even though life didn’t turn out the way some of them wanted, their ability to share their stories showed personal growth and bravery. Something positive can still come from a negative. My concept is to create a poetic narrative that represents their personal journey through symbolic imagery and transformation. The sequence starts with a knot that represents Melanie, Jonathan, and Raquels psychological struggles and obstacles. The ropes eventually turns into white chrysanthemums, which are symbolic of hope and happiness. The transformation represents a different stages of their story and implies their personal growth at the end.