2016 Reel Works in Schools
Ball Is Life
A documentary short on the importance of basketball in the Brownsville community. Teaching artists: Caitlin Gibbons, Steve Speranza.
Behind the Billboard
This film attempts to complicate our understanding of the advertising industry and its impact on teenage identity. Since we are all teenagers, influenced by the advertising industry, we wanted to explore in more depth how the advertisers target specific demographics, specifically teenagers. We hope that by watching our film, viewers will be more aware of how the advertising industry influences teenage identity. Teaching artist: Jason Morrison.
Blackbird is about our oppression as black girls, which turns into appreciation for black girls. The pictures are an example of how black girls are perceived and how they actually are, how black girls are discriminated against, and the interviews from black men and women express their feelings toward black girls. Teaching artist: Amanda Madden.
Getting bullied in school it’s a difficult experience, but there is always something to learn from every experience. Teaching artist: Hugo Rojas.
Coalition High School for Social Change: High School Experiences from East Harlem NYC
Students of Coalition High School for Social Change inquire with their peers and teachers about their school experiences, relationships to others and their future plans. Teaching artist: Steve Speranza.
Through our art practice, we hope to give a platform to teenagers who struggle with anxiety and depression. There is often a negative connotation with these anxiety and depression. They are thought of as “teen angst,” momentary, and as feelings that can be shoved aside rather than real illnesses. We wanted to capture only their voices, because they are usually lost in our society. Teaching artist: Jason Morrison.
A PSA about violence against women. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.
Five 8th grade boys discuss their goals and dreams as they prepare for graduation. Teaching artisst: Caitlin Gibbons, Steve Speranza.
Saidou navigates the streets of New York and Brooklyn. Teaching artists: Chris O’Falt, Roshanna Paul, Jade Fang.
What makes Gotham Professional Arts Academy a unique school? This documentary is a description of this school and how its students and staff feel about it as a school and community. Teaching artists: Amanda Madden.
The documentary “Hear Me” is about young people’s’ voices and them being heard by adults. We as young people deserve to be heard because we do have a voice. Teaching artists: Chris O’Falt, Roshanna Paul, Jade Fang.
The documentary “Hear Me” is about young people’s’ voices and them being heard by adults. We as young people deserve to be heard because we do have a voice. Teaching artist: Amanda Madden
Immigrants Keeping America Great
A PSA about immigrants and stereotypes. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.
There are many people in Park Slope who we ignore; we need to recognize and appreciate all of our neighbors. In this film, we hope to have provided a platform for the unheard homeless voices of Park Slope. Teaching artist: Jason Morrison.
A film about the labels that define us. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.
Listen To Your Heart
An essay film about dance and following your dreams. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.
Students investigate the differences between New York and their birth countries. Teaching artists: Chris O’Falt, Roshanna Paul, Jade Fang.
New York City - Where Are The Americans?
An exploration of what it means to be American in New York City. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.
A student learns the importance of being on time. Teaching artists: Chris O’Falt, Roshanna Paul, Jade Fang.
State Test Feelings
3 Students documentary exploration on how their peers feel about the State Test. Teaching artists: Caitlin Gibbons, Steve Speranza.
The Brownsville Experience
Brownsville natives discuss what it is like to be born and raised from Brownsville, Brooklyn. Teaching artist: Daniel Cambridge.