Youth Program 1 (Ages 11-18)

Saturday, Aug. 4, 11:00 AM

REGISTER
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DOCUMENTARY

The Fabric of America

Alyssa Berrios, Merry Hailegeorgies, Gabe Hoekman, Verite Igiraneza, Avi Krishan, Sophie Lucarelli, Juliet Marschall, Juan Ortiz, Gandhi Brigade • 2017, 7 min.

It’s a tough time to be an immigrant in America. Raids against new residents are on the rise, as are deportations that lead to families and communities being torn apart. Green cards are increasingly difficult to obtain, leading many people to stay in the country without proper documentation. Under our broken immigration system, thousands of people are living in fear every day, and peaceful members of society are being targeted as criminals. This film explores the many sides and issues underlying this complex and controversial topic, and shows how these issues manifest locally, in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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NARRATIVE

I Have Something to Tell You

Tshireletso Phalatse, Kagiso Baloyi, Rethabile Milisi, The film club at Kitsong School in Rustenburg South Africa • 2018, 16 min.


A young man struggles to come to terms with his identity. He goes on rollercoaster of a journey leading to his self discovery.

US Premiere

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DOCUMENTARY

My Coming Out Story

Faith Mora, Reel Works • 2018, 7 min.


A closeted teen finding the courage to come out to her twin sister.

Philadelphia Premiere

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EXPERIMENTAL

Finding Connection

Adrianna Camiolo, Nasir Frazier, Zayyir Paulhill, POPPYN • 2018, 5 min.


Black youth from Philadelphia and South Africa engage each other in a dialogue about identity, misconceptions, culture and connection.

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NARRATIVE

Stay Woke

Aneesah Parker • 2017, 3 min.


STAY WOKE tells a story of a teenage boy who gets murdered in his dream for a crime he didn’t commit through racial profiling and discrimination in the 1800’s. When he wakes up from the dream it’s 2017, and the same thing happens to him but in a modern way.

World Premiere

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DOCUMENTARY

Black Stories Matter

Brooke Anderson, Brandon Armstrong, Tayla Brown, Marc Cruise, Joelle Faison, Madison Hall, Michelle Hill, Justin Marine, Israel McNeill, Jannah Muhammad, Sama Muhammad, Ade Ogunshina, Eva Ojekwe, Lily Pretl, Greggory Smith, Ayanna White, Wide Angle Youth Media • 2017, 3 min.


In Fall 2017, Wide Angle students explored the theme “Why Black Lives Matter” through short personal projects. Video students learned the history of the movement and race relations as they pertain to Baltimore. This collection of films explores themes of intersectionality and how different systems impact race in Baltimore.

Philadelphia Premiere

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DOCUMENTARY

Void

Brooke Anderson, Marc Cruise, Jayla Elliott, Joelle Faison, William Mitchell, Sama Muhammad, Eva Ojekwe, Ayanna White, Wide Angle Youth Media • 2017, 8 min.


In Spring 2017, high school students in Wide Angle Youth Media’s Mentoring Video Project explore Joelle’s story of depression and of how the signs are more apparent than you think.

Philadelphia Premiere

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NARRATIVE

MIS DOLORES

Gabriela Carrera, Reel Works • 2017, 7 min.


A girl asked to read her essay to the class instead has a breakdown trying to keep it in she finally pours out her pain to her mom.

Philadelphia Premiere

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EXPERIMENTAL

Black Girl Magic

Safiyyah Barnett • 2017, 1 min.


A spoken word piece celebrating #BlackGirlMagic.

World Premiere