Youth Program 2

Saturday, Aug. 5, 1:45 PM

REGISTER
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DOCUMENTARY

After Freddie Gray: What Now?

Dirs. Victor Able, Tayvon Cole, Katia Crawford, Kailah Hall, William Mitchell, and Niajea Randolph, Wide Angle • 2017, 10 min.

In spring 2016, high school students at Wide Angle Youth Media decided to explore how the Baltimore Uprising in response to Freddie Gray’s death has impacted different youth-serving organizations. Hear from different voices about what is being done in Baltimore in the aftermath to shape support for youth in the city.

Philadelphia Premiere

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DOCUMENTARY

Beauty in the Madness

Dirs. Sonjirose Chin, Richard Dawson, and Janet Lozano, Maysles Documentary Center’s Teen Producers Academy • 2016, 9 min.


Finding inspiration from both the Renaissance era and military garments, high school teen Leonardo Ruiz tries to create unique designs to propel his career as an aspiring fashion designer.

World Premiere

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EXPERIMENTAL

Black Men Don’t Cry

Dirs. Lamont Lamar, Jermanine Morrison, Ej Washington, Ramses Montes, and Brooklyn Stanback, PhillyCAM • 2017, 4 min.


This visual poem was a creative collaboration between PhillyCAM and Play On, Philly! students. The silent film speaks to the innermost thoughts of black and brown males who are constantly dealing with societal biases and the media’s often unjust portrayals. The film features an original score by Play On, Philly! students.

World Premiere

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EXPERIMENTAL

Conflicted at the Polls

Dir. Destani Cook, POPPYN/CCCP • 2016, 2 min.


Young voters struggle to make a decision at the voting polls.

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DOCUMENTARY

Gentrification in Harlem

Dir. Pamela Puello, Youth Empowerment Television • 2016, 7 min.


A. Philip Randolph Campus High School student Pamela Puello reports on gentrification in Harlem.

World Premiere

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DOCUMENTARY

I Am Philly

Dir. Anthony M. Rivera • 2017, 22 min.


I Am Philly is a intimate documentary that chronicles the coming of age of Anthony Manuel Rivera, a young and budding Afro-Puerto Rican filmmaker, entrepreneur, and activist from North Philadelphia. The film highlights the beauty and pain of pursuing dreams in the hood while navigating poverty, oppression, and violence. Anthony valiantly battles with identity, success, and living at the intersection of two contrasting realities. I Am Philly gives hope and reassurance that it’s possible to be successful and thrive without compromising the values, culture, and environment that made you.

Philadelphia Premiere

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DOCUMENTARY

Necessary Conflict

Dir. Monet Massac, Reel Works • 2016, 8 min.


This film shows the large impact and positive change young people can make by disrupting business as usual. Students lead a walkout from a sacred, religious space. The peaceful protest that happens afterwards creates a safe space for dialogue, where students with a diverse range of perspectives shed light on issues that were previously brushed under the rug by the administration.

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DOCUMENTARY

Police Brutality in the Media: Through Our Eyes

Dirs. Alique Douglas, Aubre Tyler, Azjiah Reynolds, Carmen Johnson, Danielle Oxendine, Jordan Cherry, Leannie Jusino, Naja Davis, Queyana Myers, Rickelle Smith, Shaderina Blackman, Syreeta Williams, Talon Mannings, Thyreea Stinnett, Veronica Brown, and Zachery Jordan, POWER/CCCP • 2017, 10 min.


Police Brutality in the Media: Through Our Eyes explores the impact graphic images of police brutality in the media have on Black youth. In this documentary, youth discuss how these images have desensitized them, stirred them to action, caused them to fear, and made them more aware.

Philadelphia Premiere

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DOCUMENTARY

To Serve and Protect

Dirs. Alyssa Berrios, Alix Swann, Rediet Betru, Kaleb Dagne, Abel Demiss, Angelica Moreno, Zenab Abubakari, Oliver Hulser-Morris, and Alula Abraham, Gandhi Bridgade Youth Media • 2016, 7 min.


We see it all over the media, but excessive use of force by police is nothing new. We’ve known about the killing of men, women, and children of color as a result of interactions with law enforcement too many times over the last few decades. Gandhi Brigade Youth Media shows us that the only thing new is the video camera.

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DOCUMENTARY

We Are Sankofa

Dirs. Mariah Harper, Zaria Robinson, Mecca Moore, Tyia Dean, Christian Augustin, Christion McNeal, Maurice Williams, and David Williams, Big Picture Alliance • 2017, 20 min.


Nine seniors at New Media Technology Charter School in Philadelphia use DNA testing to trace their African ancestry and rethink their identity.

Philadelphia Premiere