fri06sep7:00 pmfri9:00 pmGirls' Voices Now Premiere Public ScreeningA SOCIAL-CHANGE DOCUMENTARY YOUTH PROGRAM7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PT Rose Hills Auditorium, 10 Chester Pl Event Organized By: Women's Voices Now Country:USA
A SOCIAL-CHANGE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING + COMMMUNITY ACTIVISM YOUTH PROGRAM Girls' Voices Now is a free program offered to 12 girls, ages 14-18, from low-income communities in Los Angeles. During this
A SOCIAL-CHANGE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING + COMMMUNITY ACTIVISM YOUTH PROGRAM
Girls’ Voices Now is a free program offered to 12 girls, ages 14-18, from low-income communities in Los Angeles. During this full-time, five-week summer program, the participants learn how to produce their first short documentary from start to finish, and how to use their films to affect positive social change in their communities. Thank you to Mount Saint Mary’s University, where our program is taking place!
Our curriculum combines concrete media literacy skills with leadership, critical thinking, and cooperation skills to unlock participants’ full potential in their future academic and professional prospects. This is the only program in Los Angeles that teaches young women from low-income and underrepresented neighborhoods how to produce short films and how to use those films to affect change and make a real difference in their communities.
Participants have reported feeling more confident in themselves, their media making skills and their ability to speak up thanks to our program. Among the alumni entering college this year, 100% of them think that taking part in Girls’ Voices Now helped them with their admission process – including one participant who was accepted to Columbia University! In addition, all 4 short films produced in 2018 were selected to a total of 11 youth film festivals, and 2 won first prizes. Altogether, they have reached over 6.3 million viewers as of spring 2019.
Check out the amazing films made by the 2018 cohort here!
Stay tuned for more information about the films screening in this program.