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Teen Documentaries sponsored by Planned Parenthood
August 24, 2019 @ 5:35 pm - 6:56 pm
These documentaries provide insight into the issues that fascinate today’s youth, and see solutions through their eyes. In Character (BLACK LENS) Directed by Kathine Chen, Kunga Choepel, and Pranab Malla 9 minutes • USA Two teens offer a glimpse into the world of cosplay and comic-cons, discussing both the benefits and hardships of being a part of the cosplay community. Feminism Through Isabella Directed by Alyssa Abreu, Jidobi Chime, Taylor Fields, and Nehanda Hammond 8 minutes • USA From a young girl in her pajamas to a political activist protesting gender inequality in Washington Square Park, women of all ages and backgrounds talk about their personal notions of feminism. Las Madres Perdidas (LIFE AND LIBERTY) Directed by Anna Katz 4 minutes • USA Resilience, love, and motherhood. Mario (LIFE AND LIBERTY) Directed by Sam Slye 3 minutes • USA An interview with a deported veteran of the US military. Displaced (LIFE AND LIBERTY) Directed by Zachary Echevarria, A’mya Celenia McKnight, and Nerissa Wright 10 minutes • USA Interviews with New York City locals reveal both the large and small-scale effects of gentrification. The Blacker the Berry (BLACK LENS) Directed by Taylor Fields and Camille Wilson 10 minutes • USA Teens discuss the importance of self-love in the African-American community as a means of fighting against colorist media. Birmingham 1963… A Year of Triumphs and Tragedies (AL FILM) (LIFE AND LIBERTY) Directed by Rafael Ibarra 10 minutes • USA This film tells the story of the Birmingham Campaign and how it is a pivotal point in our nation’s history. Guatemalans and Their Government (LIFE AND LIBERTY) Directed by Daniel Novokov and Walt Schoen 9 minutes • USA Two teens explore the relationship between the Guatemalan government and Guatemalan press. T(HE)Y Directed by Caroline Callender and Silver Liftin 11 minutes • USA Dakota Nieves and Indiana Baker explore their experiences growing up as transgender high school students in New York City. Mr. Ji Directed by Lukas Calabrese 8 minutes • USA Mr. Ji is a wheelchair bound dog as eccentric as the NYC neighborhood he lives in.