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Saturday, August 24 • 5:35pm - 6:56pm
Teen Documentaries sponsored by Planned Parenthood

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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.

Directed by Sam Slye
3 minutes • USA
An interview with a deported veteran of the US military.

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.

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.

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Rafael Ibarra

Student Filmmaker
I am currently a freshman at Mt. San Jacinto College in California. My long term goal is to attend UCLA Film and Television School. I began making documentaries in 7th grade. This year's documentary, Birmingham 1963, was particularly special because I traveled to Birmingham. I explored... Read More →

Saturday August 24, 2019 5:35pm - 6:56pm CDT
ASFA Lecture Hall
  Shorts Block, Documentary