Sat, May 2 / 12:00 / Kabuki / YOUT02K
They may be underage, but they’re not to be underestimated. Young filmmakers are grabbing their cameras and tellin’ it like they see it: From voting to NAFTA, Vietnam to immigration, their take on the world is both fresh and focused.
Too young to have their votes counted but determined to have their views recorded, some Oakland teens set up their own Election Day voting booth. (Sydney Paige Matterson, USA 2008, 7 min) In Youth Film for Change Award competition.
Poetry in the Dark
A touching tribute to a hard-working grandfather who emigrated from the Ukraine. (Daniel Kharlak, USA 2008, 11 min) In GGA competition.
Clever claymation takes us back to the start of it all. One man. Lots of aliens. (P. Roxanne Smith, USA 2008, 4 min)
An eye-opening examination of the North American Free Trade Agreement and its impact on Mexico. (Yianeth Saenz, USA 2008, 25 min) In GGA & Youth Film for Change Award competition.
Even a claymation character can suffer a computer freeze. But only he can climb inside afterward. (P. Roxanne Smith, USA 2008, 4 min) In GGA competition.
No Light at the End of the Tunnel
2008’s GGA Best Youth Work Award–winner returns with a hard-hitting look at a singular event in the Vietnam War. (Charlotte Burger, USA 2008, 10 min) In GGA competition.
Turning up the tunes and tuning out the world may be hazardous to more than just your hearing. (Jason Kummerfeldt, USA 2008, 1 min)
Change: Today, Tomorrow, Always
New schools, big moves, mom’s new boyfriend—three teenage girls discuss changes they’ve endured and the ways they’ve adapted. (Savannah Slone, Hannah Vickers and Anna Baker, USA 2008, 6 min)
Do Lady Liberty’s promises hold true for today’s immigrants? (Kathy Vega-Munoz, USA 2008, 2 min) In Youth Film for Change Award competition.
A Generation of Consolidation
Amid unprecedented media consolidation, young people call for a diversity of voices—and step up to incite change. (Samantha Muilenburg and Brooke Noel, USA 2008, 10 min) In GGA & Youth Film for Change Award competition.
Total running time 81 minutes. Recommended for ages 11 and up. Presented in association with Bay Area Video Coalition.
RELATED PANEL YOUTH MAKE MEDIA, INCITE CHANGE