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2016 Reel Works in Schools

Ball Is Life
Ball Is Life by P.S./I.S. 323
3:09

Ball Is Life

A documentary short on the importance of basketball in the Brownsville community. Teaching artists: Caitlin Gibbons, Steve Speranza.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Behind the Billboard
Behind the Billboard by Berkeley Carroll
6:28

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.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Blackbird
Blackbird by Gotham Professional Arts Academy
5:36

Blackbird

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.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Bullying Memories
Bullying Memories by Lehman High School
7:01

Bullying Memories

Getting bullied in school it’s a difficult experience, but there is always something to learn from every experience. Teaching artist: Hugo Rojas.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Coalition High School for Social Change: High School Experiences from East Harlem NYC
Coalition High School for Social Change: High School Experiences from East Harlem NYC by Coaltion High School for Social Change, Partnership With Children
4:05

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.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Disquietude
Disquietude by Berkeley Carroll
8:29

Disquietude

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.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence by Manhattan International High School
6:04

Domestic Violence

A PSA about violence against women. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Dream Cha$er$
Dream Cha$er$ by P.S./I.S. 323
3:32

Dream Cha$er$

Five 8th grade boys discuss their goals and dreams as they prepare for graduation. Teaching artisst: Caitlin Gibbons, Steve Speranza.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Getting Lost
Getting Lost by Brooklyn International High School
1:20

Getting Lost

Saidou navigates the streets of New York and Brooklyn. Teaching artists: Chris O’Falt, Roshanna Paul, Jade Fang.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Gothamnators
Gothamnators by Gotham Professional Arts Academy
5:59

Gothamnators

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.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Grandparents
Grandparents by Brooklyn International High School
4:28

Grandparents

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.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Hear Me
Hear Me by Gotham Professional Arts Academy
4:08

Hear Me

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

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Immigrants Keeping America Great
Immigrants Keeping America Great by Manhattan International High School
1:25

Immigrants Keeping America Great

A PSA about immigrants and stereotypes. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Invisible Neighbors
Invisible Neighbors by Berkeley Carroll
6:18

Invisible Neighbors

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.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Labels
Labels by Manhattan International High School
4:46

Labels

A film about the labels that define us. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
Listen To Your Heart
Listen To Your Heart by Manhattan International High School
3:34

Listen To Your Heart

An essay film about dance and following your dreams. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
New York
New York by Brooklyn International High School
2:21

New York

Students investigate the differences between New York and their birth countries. Teaching artists: Chris O’Falt, Roshanna Paul, Jade Fang.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
New York City - Where Are The Americans?
New York City - Where Are The Americans? by Manhattan International High School
6:04

New York City - Where Are The Americans?

An exploration of what it means to be American in New York City. Teaching artist: Katrina Albright.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
On Time
On Time by Brooklyn International High School
5:13

On Time

A student learns the importance of being on time. Teaching artists: Chris O’Falt, Roshanna Paul, Jade Fang.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
State Test Feelings
State Test Feelings by P.S./I.S. 323
1:59

State Test Feelings

3 Students documentary exploration on how their peers feel about the State Test. Teaching artists: Caitlin Gibbons, Steve Speranza.

2016 Reel Works in Schools
The Brownsville Experience
The Brownsville Experience by Mott Hall Bridges Academy
11:24

The Brownsville Experience

Brownsville natives discuss what it is like to be born and raised from Brownsville, Brooklyn. Teaching artist: Daniel Cambridge.

2016 Reel Works in Schools

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