Youth Screening

Aug 6 • 2:00pm • Pearlstein Gallery



Do Police Have More Rights than Juveniles? One South Side Family’s Rare Victory Against Misconduct

dirs: Chelsea Berry, Joshua Moore, Monzell McKnight
United States | 2015 | 4 min

A news report documenting the inequality in rights afforded police compared to citizens. It gives a mother’s account of her two children, ages 11 and 13 by an off-duty police officer while highlighting the systemic ways cops avoid being held accountable for their misconduct.



For Someone Who Cares, to Whom it May Concern

dir: Udochi Ekwerike
United States | 2016 | 5 min

Sit back, relax, and enjoy societal indecency.


Short Documentary

Juvenile Justice: The Road to Reform

dirs: Noah Dagne, Kaleb Dagne, Nickson Minja, Mussie Fitsum, Yonatan Mengesha, Kidus Michael, Kendall Delille, Gandhi Brigade Youth Media
United States | 2015 | 8 min

As protesters and rioters took to the streets of Baltimore in 2015 expressing their frustration with the justice system, seven high school students 50 miles away watched the scene unfold and asked themselves why it happened. What were the factors that led to this situation, and what could be done to make our youth safer in the communities where they live?




Keep Ya Head Up

dir: Misbah Awan, Maxner Brisson, Marvin Burnache, Marco Delgado, Dalanda Diallo, Selena Flores, Alexnyves, Pierre Louis, Hatim Mohamed, Mahira Raihan, Katy Serrano
United States | 2015 | 18 min

Following the stories of two youth, this film addresses the impact of policing and surveillance, specifically on young immigrant and black communities in New York City.




dirs: Aziza Thomas, Jakia Kiel, Isaiah Grant
United States | 2015 | 2 min

A music video about women’s empowerment and breaking the stereotype of women through media.




dir: Anthony Taurisano, Andrew Proctor
United States | 2015 | 8 min

Danny has to make a decision that could change the life of his friend Atom forever.



Philly P.S.A.

dirs: Niache Williams, Jennifer Vo, Mahagony Stewart, Ludia Sim, Vicktoria Phanthavong, Alyssa Phan, Michelle Ngo, Allen Morris-Smith, Melonie McKnight, Mikkia Harding, Elijah Garlington, Rahfiq Cole, Lily Xiasena
United States | 2016 | 5 min

A young Philly boul has premonitions about his friends and their futures. They’re all from the same city and school, but their fates couldn’t be more different. How much of their destiny is determined by where they’re from?

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dirs: Kyleel Rolle, Isabella Tan
United States | 2016 | 10 min

Many people who have had near-death experiences report seeing their life pass before their eyes. In Newark, 17-year-old Tymir became one of those many people. He is tested by faith, which stays close despite his distance from peace. Præy depicts our vulnerability to spiritual guidance — an entity only understood by nature.



short narrative


dir: Aniya Wolfe
United States | 2016 | 17 min

Three teenagers are facing their own harsh realities. Their friendships to each other help them get through everyday life, but they all have their own secrets about what they do to really get through it all. Family life only fuels the fire as things become too much for one of them. After a tragedy, a decision has to be made about how they will live the rest of their lives. Will they continue down the road to destruction or will they not let their past define them?



experimental documentary

Stand for Our Youth

dir: Marrisa Howard
United States | 2016 | 3 min

In the fall of 2015, students from Wide Angle Youth Media’s Mentoring Video Project produced a series of short audio stories that represent personal moments important to students across the city. In an effort to highlight their special achievements and memories, this collection rewrites the history of Baltimore in 2015.


short documentary

Standardized Madness: How Testing Affects Philadelphia Students

dir: POWER Internship Program
United States | 2016 | 9 min

A short film that takes a look at the impact of standardized tests on students, featuring testimony from Philadelphia public school students as well as their vision for schools without high-stakes tests.

music video

Voguing Train

dir: Kemar Jewel
United States | 2014 | 3 min

Please watch the closing doors! Voguing and ballroom is such an underground culture … so let’s actually take it underground! When you mix elements of the ballroom scene with performance art, there is always magic to be made.


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