IT’S A WRAP! Youth Media Academy Summer 2020!
It’s a wrap! In an inspirational and tear-worthy closing ceremony held last week, we celebrated sixty-six remarkable student filmmakers from coast to coast and the conclusion of our Summer 2020 virtual Youth Media Academy (YMA)—our free, four-week program training underrepresented youth in filmmaking and gender activism. In spite of the unprecedented circumstances we are all facing during a global pandemic, in our opinion, the young participants rocked it!
Farhoud Meybodi, award-winning producer, director, and executive at Wayfarer Entertainment, opened the program with a heartfelt speech giving thoughtful advice to our first-time filmmakers and future change-making agents. As the students begin their journeys to shift narratives, Meybodi reiterated the importance of creating media in service of social good. Such terrific and timely advice!
With extensive training from six accomplished filmmakers from around the world, virtual visits from acclaimed guest speakers, and social justice education, our students produced over 40 films that tackled subjects ranging from period stigma to immigration, and the Black Lives Matter movement. CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION
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“Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers.
Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society.
Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
Large cities are not as conducive to growing and producing foods such as fruits and vegetables. Villages, on the other hand, usually have ample amounts of land and other resources necessary for growing conditions.” The Importance of Villages by Catherine Capozzi
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