Looking Back: TCYMN’s 2014 Showcase

As we gear up for the 2015 Media Market and Showcase, we’re looking back at some of the amazing youth work that was shown last year. SPNN is so proud of this piece by Destiny Roberts, Michaela Huberty, and Darartu Tashoma. “From the Roots” offers an introspective view of Black women’s identity through the conversation about hair, a narrative that is frequently missing from mainstream media. Producer Destiny frames the conversation by identifying her hair as a mirror of her self-image and identity. The other teens and adults interviewed about their hair and what their unique style preference means to them … Continue reading Looking Back: TCYMN’s 2014 Showcase

South High VOICES students complete their documentaries

Students in the South High VOICES class (VOICES stands for Values, Options, Issues and Choices Explored in Society) create documentary films on social issues with guidance from teaching artist John Akre. The class is taught by Delainia Haug and Laura Lanik. The students had only from early November to the middle of January to make their films, pitching their ideas to the class in early November, shooting in November and December, and editing, showing drafts and refining their work into January. Shannon, Sam, Mai Lia and Lucy made this documentary about South High’s Teen Age Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPPP). They … Continue reading South High VOICES students complete their documentaries