Youth Media + Social Justice

November 9, 2019
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Youth + young adult filmmakers tell crucial stories that amplify the issues, movements, and communities important to them: coastal land loss and civic engagement, #MeToo, the revival of LaCrosse as an indigenous sport. Join @alliance_arts as we celebrate the diversity of a new generation of filmmakers, musicians, journalists, and artists creating social change.

ABOUT THE FILMS + FILMMAKERS

Safiya Mohammed | "Twin Cities Native Americans Reclaim Lacrosse Sport" | St. Paul, MN

Safiya Mohamed is a well-rounded, multimedia student journalist based in Minnesota. Her journey as a digital storyteller began with Threesixty Journalism, a non-profit youth group at the University of St. Thomas. Through the program, she has polished and excelled her writing, reporting, interviewing, and media skills. Outside of Journalism, she is a Visitor's Assistant at the Minnesota Children's Museum, where she works to create an upbeat and fun environment for museum visitors and families. Safiya has also interned at Rondo Community Outreach library as a Public Art Intern. During her time there, she assisted patrons in the computer lab, answered digital and technology-related questions, organized media content, translated data and work from Somali to English, and helped teach computer classes. A current senior in high school, she hopes to attend the University of St. Thomas and study journalism. Safiya dreams of one day becoming a foreign correspondent in both the developing world and the Muslim world, covering women and marginalized groups who've created grassroots organizations and have fostered movements for global equality and democracy.

ThreeSixty Journalism collaborates with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) to examine trending health issues with the next generation of reporters.

Hannah Adams, Madison Buchanan, John Ison, and Autumn Craft +Appalachian Media Institute | Whitesburg, KY

“The Fallout” discusses addiction in the central Appalachian region and alternative therapies that help addicts through recovery. These programs step in where jail systems fail to rehabilitate those in need. In this film we look into the lives of recovered addicts who are now working to better themselves and their communities.

Post D Productions | "Wrong" | Richmond, VA

We are a group of young men, in the Post Dispositional Program at RJDC. We made an animated music video about how we ended up where we are. This piece includes hand drawn animations and green screen performances. We learned about animation techniques and music production. All the lyrics were written and recorded by us. Our process shows no matter your situation, your creation can still be brilliant!!!

Emerson Boutte | "Lafitte 2068: No Place to Call Home" | Lafitte, LA

Emerson Boutte is a senior at Fisher Highschool in Lafitte, Louisiana. Once she graduates High School she plans on majoring in film to become a filmmaker. She has created multiple short films for school projects as part of her digital media class. She has recently created her first Short Documentary, Lafitte 2068: No Place to Call Home, while interning at Novac. Emerson wants to raise awareness for the youth to realize how fast her hometown is being washed away, and inspire them to make a difference and help in saving Lafitte.

Citizens of older generations from Lafitte speak out on how coastal erosion, subsidence, and floods have severely impacted their lives. Clothile Cobert, Lanvin LeBlanc, Edward Perrin, and Jerry Victoriano share personal experiences and memories of certain places they got to experience and how much of what they once knew is now gone. They explain how the land of Lafitte has changed before their own eyes as they have grown up and built a life in the small town. They express their opinions on what should be done and how it’s up to the young generations of Lafitte to become more involved and knowledgeable of the situation at hand and ultimately save our town. Young students and citizens from Lafitte share and express how little they know about the severity of coastal erosion or the situation at all. The goal of this documentary is to raise awareness and inspire the young generations of Lafitte, and other coastal towns facing the same problems, to be more involved, more knowledgeable, and want to stand up and help save Lafitte from becoming nonexistent within the next 50 years.

Isaiah Grant, Destiny Madison, Tearra Brintley + RYSE Center | "Police Brutality" | Richmond, CA

"Police Brutality" is a Music Video that speaks on the injustice of black and brown youth. It shows the reality of what young people face everyday. Song was created by Jashawna "Anii" Chaney.

Camille Dobbs + Youth FX | "Silence" | Albany, NY

Camille Dobbs is an actress, director, screenwriter, and activist who has been working with Youth FX since she 15 years old. She is an aspiring actress who has starred and directed the following short films: Black Girls Don't Cry and Silence. Her film Silence was screened on national TV and was also accepted at Blackstar Film Festival. Camille has appeared in many plays such as Blaq Boi, Shot, and Which Way is Home. She uses film and theater as a medium to address and challenge the many issues that we are facing in today's society.

Inspired by real events & the #MeToo movement, SILENCE is a look at the fallout of a relationship that never was.

Video Descriptions

Welcome to OVEE

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Twin Cities Native Americans Reclaim Lacrosse Sport

Anchor: Datelle Straub (Patrick Henry High School) Reporter: Safiya Mohamed (Central High School) Coaching Team: KMSP-TV ThreeSixty Journalism collaborates with the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) to examine trending health issues with the next generation of reporters.

The Fallout

“The Fallout” discusses addiction in the central Appalachian region and alternative therapies that help addicts through recovery. These programs step in where jail systems fail to rehabilitate those in need. In this film we look into the lives of recovered addicts who are now working to better themselves and their communities.

FINAL FOR VIRTUAL SUMMIT SCREENING

LAFITTE 2068: No Place to Call Home

Police Brutality Official Music Video

Silence H264

SILENCE (11 Minutes - Narrative) Inspired by real events & the #MeToo movement, SILENCE is a look at the fallout of a relationship that never was. Written & Directed by Camille Dobbs Starring Camille Dobbs & Frank Ryan Cinematography by Sareejha Lewis & Alexia Buddeau Editing by Michael Mejia OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018 BlackStar Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018 Woodstock Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018 15 Minute Max Film Festival

60 minutes

Moderator

  • Jason Wyman

    Jason Wyman is the Senior Producer for The Alliance Youth Media Network. Relaunched in January 2016 under the guidance of co-producers Myah Overstreet + Jason Wyman, The Alliance Youth Media Network seeks to build long-term relationships and co-create projects with youth + adults in the broad and expanding field of youth media. Jason Wyman has over two decades leading youth-centered, intergenerational arts, education, and culture projects using peer-based approaches. Their work spans territories, practices, generations, and mediums and invites all to be co-creators in their art. They live in San Francisco, and enjoy making big meals that stick to ribs for all of their chosen family.

Panelists

  • Camille Dobbs

    Camille Dobbs is an actress, director, screenwriter, and activist who has been working with Youth FX since she 15 years old. She is an aspiring actress who has starred and directed the following short films: Black Girls Don't Cry and Silence. Her film Silence was screened on national TV and was also accepted at Blackstar Film Festival. Camille has appeared in many plays such as Blaq Boi, Shot, and Which Way is Home. She uses film and theater as a medium to address and challenge the many issues that we are facing in today's society.

  • Safiya Mohammed

    Safiya Mohamed is a well-rounded, multimedia student journalist based in Minnesota. Her journey as a digital storyteller began with Threesixty Journalism, a non-profit youth group at the University of St. Thomas. Through the program, she has polished and excelled her writing, reporting, interviewing, and media skills. Outside of Journalism, she is a Visitor's Assistant at the Minnesota Children's Museum, where she works to create an upbeat and fun environment for museum visitors and families. Safiya has also interned at Rondo Community Outreach library as a Public Art Intern. During her time there, she assisted patrons in the computer lab, answered digital and technology-related questions, organized media content, translated data and work from Somali to English, and helped teach computer classes. A current senior in high school, she hopes to attend the University of St. Thomas and study journalism. Safiya dreams of one day becoming a foreign correspondent in both the developing world and the Muslim world, covering women and marginalized groups who've created grassroots organizations and have fostered movements for global equality and democracy.

  • Emerson Boutte

    Emerson Boutte is a senior at Fisher Highschool in Lafitte, Louisiana. Once she graduates High School she plans on majoring in film to become a filmmaker. She has created multiple short films for school projects as part of her digital media class. She has recently created her first Short Documentary, Lafitte 2068: No Place to Call Home, while interning at Novac. Emerson wants to raise awareness for the youth to realize how fast her hometown is being washed away, and inspire them to make a difference and help in saving Lafitte.

  • Post D Productions

    We are a group of young men, in the Post Dispositional Program at RJDC. We made an animated music video about how we ended up where we are. This piece includes hand drawn animations and green screen performances. We learned about animation techniques and music production. All the lyrics were written and recorded by us. Our process shows no matter your situation, your creation can still be brilliant!!!

  • Isaiah Grant, Destiny Madison, Tearra Brintley + RYSE Center

    RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in social justice for young people to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities. Many young people in Richmond navigate their daily lives with an unfair level of unpredictability, disrupting their desire and need for connection and community. We envision a community that inspires youth to live with pride and purpose, where the sounds of gunshots have been replaced by the sounds of organizing, song, collaboration, laughter, and learning. In everything we do, we work to ensure RYSE remains a consistent sanctuary of safety, compassion, and justice for all youth.

  • Hannah Adams, Madison Buchanan, John Ison, Autumn Craft + Appalachian Media Institute

    Hannah Adams, Madison Buchanan, John Ison, and Autumn Craft participated in Appalachian Media Institute's Summer Documentary Institute this past summer. "The Fallout" discusses addiction in the central Appalachian region and alternative therapies that help addicts through recovery. These programs step in where jail systems fail to rehabilitate those in need. In this film we look into the lives of recovered addicts who are now working to better themselves and their communities.

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