Join us for "WEST SIDE STORIES", the world premiere of 13 youth-produced documentaries recently created through Squeaky Wheel’s Buffalo Youth Media Institute! This is free and open to the public. The students will be present during a Q&A session following the screening. Highlighted community businesses include: West Side Wheels, Sweetness_7, You & Who, Lucy's Ethiopian Cuisine, Buffalo Maritime Center, Peace Bridge Coalition, Guercio & Sons, West Side Bazaar, Buffalo Religious Arts Center, and Five Points Bakery. For more info, visit www.squeaky.org
Over an 8-week period, Buffalo youth were able to explore this region’s up-and-coming West Side community through the lens of a journalist, documentarian, and producer. Under the guidance of local filmmaker, Mark James, and a mentorship team of community partners, students independently explored issues of pollution, illiteracy, and poverty, as well as featuring some of the unique grassroots businesses flourishing on the West side. The finished documentaries represent a team effort that truly uncover and capture the spirit of a thriving community!
FEATURING DOCUMENTARIES BY:
Eli J. Jackson
Noah G. Williams
Funding for the Buffalo Youth Media Institute is provided by: Children’s Foundation of Erie County, the Cameron Baird Foundation, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, City of Buffalo and Erie County Cultural Funds.
WHAT: West Side Stories
WHEN: Sunday September 15, 2013 @ 1:30pm
WHERE: Burchfield Penney Art Center,1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, New York 14222
Posted on Fri, September 13, 2013
by Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Access Center filed under