Found 29 resources on youth

youth


The following films from the Media That Matters™ collection explore the issue of youth.

A Girl Like Me

Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves.
Official selection of the Media That Matters 6 collection

A Girl Named Kai

More About A Girl Named Kai from Director Kai Ling Xue  Three years in the making, shot…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 6 collection

AMERICA FOR DUMMIES

Witnessing and experiencing the apathy and ignorance of American youth towards the world.
Official selection of the Media That Matters 8 collection

AQUAFINITO

In high school, I was a member and co-president of WaterAid International, a club dedicated to educating…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

ASHRAY

About ASHRAY from Director Ambika Samartha Ashray, one of the project organizations that makes up the Committed…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

ECHOES OF INCARCERATION

ECHOES OF INCARCERATION is a youth-produced documentary focusing on the impact of the prison system on children.…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

EXILED IN AMERICA

EXILED IN AMERICA explores immigration in the United States, focusing on detention and deportation from the point…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 9 collection

GRACE

About GRACE from Director & Producer Kathleen Hulka The story follows the lives of three women: a…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

GROWING UP REFUGEE

In Burma (Myanmar), thousands of tribal Karen people are on the receiving end of a brutal ethnic…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

HAMMOUDI

We believe the innocent civilians - especially children - have to stop paying the highest price in…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 8 collection

HUMAN RIGHTS ARE FOR EVERYONE

This video makes it simple to understand what our young generations need in order to comply with…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

I AM SEAN BELL

When I chose to do the Sean Bell film, I was extremely disturbed by the verdict and…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

I’M JUST ANNEKE

I’M JUST ANNEKE is the first film in a four-part series of short films called The Youth…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

I’M NOT A BOY

About I’M NOT A BOY from Producer Listen Up! Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

IT’S THEIR LIFE: LGBT TEENS IN CHICAGO

IT’S THEIR LIFE: LGBT TEENS IN CHICAGO was created by five youths working with Free Spirit Media…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 11 collection

Massacre at Murambi

More About Massacre at Murambi from Director & Producer Sam Kauffmann During the genocide in Rwanda in…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

MY HOTNESS IS PASTED ON YEY!

In this episode of The Media Show, MY HOTNESS IS PASTED ON YEY!, Weena and Erna happen…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 10 collection

Power Up

More About Power Up from Director & Producer Sverre Fredriksen Power Up is an animated short film…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

Rapping at Fear

More About Rapping At Fear from Producer Listen Up! Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

SICK WID IT

It is impossible to witness TURF dancing and not become intrigued by this unusual and compelling style…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 11 collection

SOMETHING’S MOVING

Imagine being taken from your family before the age of seven and sent to live in a…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 8 collection

Still Standing

More About Still Standing from Producer EVC Youth Organizers Television (YO-TV) In December 2005, the EVC Youth…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

STORIES OF TRUST: CALLING FOR CLIMATE RECOVERY

Young Jaime learns about climate change and how it has been affecting her surroundings. She speaks up…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

Superstar

More About Superstar from Director Naiquan Greene I was inspired by the people around me to make…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

The Apollos

More About The Apollos from Director Nick Parker My role in the making of The Apollos was…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

THE COUNTDOWN

Sofia Snow’s spoken word composition unleashes a hypnotic barrage of words and images about post-9/11 America.
Official selection of the Media That Matters 8 collection

The Farm Sanctuary

More About The Farm Sanctuary from Producer Fly Up Media The Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s leading…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 7 collection

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMAN WHO LOVES HIP-HOP?

African-American women are affected by the way that they are portrayed in the hip-hop culture. Music videos…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 12 collection

WHY DO WHITE PEOPLE HAVE BLACK SPOTS?

This film is a small piece of a growing international conversation. Ghana was the first destination for…
Official selection of the Media That Matters 9 collection

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