Youth Media Videos – Albany

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Debuting this weekend at Albany Barn, we are excited to present three videos created by youth and media mentors from Albany’s Youth FX. Youth FX is an intensive hands-on program designed to introduce young people ages 14-19 to the technical and creative aspects of digital film making by offering a thorough overview of the production process from script to screen.

These films are a form of resistance and empowerment, telling stories of racial profiling, police brutality, and the refugee and immigrant experience from the perspective of young artists of color. The stories are deeply personal, highlighting the oppression and injustice these young people deal with, which causes a feeling of a loss of home. Their aim was to ask viewers to confront the realities of young people living in communities that have been systematically and historically marginalized.

These videos will be shown at the Breathing Lights Albany Community Party at Albany Barn on Friday, November 4th. Youth media artists will be there to talk about the work. The videos will be shown together with all Breathing Lights youth media pieces at the film event on November 13th. See EVENTS for details. Visit our YouTube channel to view all Breathing Lights video.

 

“Which Way is Home – Aaron” is an original piece written and performed by Aaron Moore, and was developed by a collaborative of artists directed by Noelle Gentile and assistant directed by Aaron Moore, Gregory Theodore Marsh, and Media Director Aden Suchak and Michael Mejiia as part of the multimedia theater production of “Which Way Is Home” produced by Albany High School, Capital Repertory Theatre, NYSCA, National Coalition Building Initiative, Arts, Letters and Numbers and Youth FX.

“Which Way is Home – Willie Maie” is an original piece written and performed by Willie Mae Fiddemon, and was developed by a collaborative of artists directed by Noelle Gentile and assistant directed by Aaron Moore, Gregory Theodore Marsh, and Media Director Aden Suchak and Michael Mejiia as part of the multimedia theater production of “Which Way Is Home” produced by Albany High School, Capital Repertory Theatre, NYSCA, National

“Which Way is Home – Ar-Kee” is an original piece written and performed by Ar-Kee, and was developed by a collaborative of artists directed by Noelle Gentile and assistant directed by Aaron Moore, Gregory Theodore Marsh, and Media Director Aden Suchak and Michael Mejiia as part of the multimedia theater production of “Which Way Is Home” produced by Albany High School, Capital Repertory Theatre, NYSCA, National Coalition Building Initiative, Arts, Letters and Numbers and Youth FX.