SPNN Youth Media Around the Cities

SPNN Youth media can be seen outside of St. Paul this spring, at Intermedia Arts and the MSP International Airport. REM is currently being shown at Intermedia Arts as part of their youth curated exhibit, Me(me). Me(me) runs through May 30th, and admission is a sliding scale with a suggested donation of $3. “Music Is…” can be found in the See 18 Film Screening Room at the MSP International Airport this spring. See 18 works in partnership with TPT and the Film Society of Minneapolis and Saint Paul to feature short films and documentaries by filmmakers from the area. Film … Continue reading SPNN Youth Media Around the Cities

SPNN Youth Photography Displayed at the Minnesota Museum of American Art

On January 13th, SPNN’s Set It Up crew took a field trip to the Minnesota Museum of American Art to meet Julie Buffalohead, an artist whose exhibit “Coyote Dreams” was on display. Buffalohead took us on a tour of the exhibit, talking about her artwork and some of the themes it addresses – from Native culture, to motherhood, to feeling of not fitting in. At the end of our visit, Buffalohead gave us a prompt for a photo project that we could work on in Set It Up: “The Playfulness of Childhood.” After meeting with mentors to brainstorm ideas around this theme, each … Continue reading SPNN Youth Photography Displayed at the Minnesota Museum of American Art

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

SPNN Youth at the Allied Media Conference

In June, four Youth producers from SPNN had the thrilling privilege to attend the Allied Media Conference held in Detroit, MI. Kyle’s video highlighting the conference workshops, found below, is just a small sample of the production work that Darartu, Destiny, Theng and Kyle were involved in at the conference. Besides documenting the youth-led media workshops, our Youth Producers also led workshops and found themselves engaged in a variety of non-stop events. Continue reading SPNN Youth at the Allied Media Conference