It is helpful to consider whose stories, voices, or expertise have been included or excluded from your project. No project can cover every perspective but it’s helpful to think about how involvement took place. Were there moments when you invited new members to your project or when someone dropped out? Were there moments when your positioning within the project changed? From outsider to insider? From instigator to learner? Are there moments when a participant or contributor got more involved in the leadership of the project or when the leadership of the team shifted?



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Behlil, Melis, Joshua Oppenheimer, and Robert Cashill. “The Act of Killing: An Interview with Joshua Oppenheimer.” Cinéaste 38, no. 3 (2013): 26-33.

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