These series of short documentaries have been created during the Documentary Lab lead by Pablo Herrera, with Alex Faoro, Kent Jackman, Nolan Padilla, Nathael Louis and Shonda Westbrook, through a series of workshops developed with more than 70 students at the West Preparatory Academy in Harlem, New York City.
Students speak up about Human Rights, Rights of the Child, racism, diversity, gender equality, global warming, bullying, guns control, democracy, education, among others.
Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, the organization behind this after school program at the “West Prep,” has been founded in Brooklyn 20 years ago. Reel Works serves over 800 youth annually from middle school through high school and beyond, developing them as young artists and citizens and helping them graduate, get into college, and launch careers in media. It’s a powerful combination that changes young lives while creating startling and original films that have been seen by millions of viewers worldwide.
List of Documentaries:
Let’s Stop Global Warming Students speak out about the consequences of global warming and generate ideas about how we can stop it.
International Girls’ Day Through a series of activities and interviews students talk about the Right of the Women. To achieve a more egalitarian society between men an women is a must.
Better Call the Principal Students interview Mr. Carland Washington (the West Prep Academy Principal) ans aks him about the struggles to be a principal an the the thing they would like to change in the school.
Bullying Isn’t Nice Students speak out about bullying, an aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength.
Celebrating Diversity This short video shows the incredible diversity that you can find in a city like New York.
Let’s Talk About Human Rights These series of interview fragments have been an important piece to define the topics and contents developed by the students during the 2017/18 program.
Happy Holidays This short choreography was made by the students to celebrate the 2017/18 holidays.
Be up today with the last productions by following this project on Vimeo Channel.