Barakana The Movie

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Barakana The Movie

In 2012, 15 students from GPIA/Media Studies worked on human rights and media projects during the International Field Program (IFP).  One of the projects was a collaborative short film with the local NGO, Projeto Morrinho, in the community of Pereira da Silva.

 TV Morrinho, one of their many participatory media projects, creates short films about a miniature favela made with bricks and LEGO toys that stretches over 400 square feet in the heart of their community.  This permanent hillside installation, which draws many international visitors and media makers, challenges dominant perceptions about everyday life, youth culture, and the nature of play in favela communities. 

Barakana the Movie is a humorous and critical take on the displacement local favelas face with the pressures of mega-events such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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A Step Forward

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A Step Forward

Although change can take you on different paths, life, like shoes, can take you places. This video was made as part of an Engage Media Lab program with high school students in 2013. By Casey Ching and Riley Wong with support of mentors Bria Cole, Tracie Ninh, and Alex Schein.

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A Penny for a Thought

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A Penny for a Thought

This video is an action animation piece all about change. It was created as part of an Engage Media Lab program with high school students in 2013. By Nicco Kirkland, Corina Palast and Julien Masseaux with support of mentors: Alice Obar and Malikah Shabazz.

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Disappearing Elephants

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Disappearing Elephants

This past summer, Peter Lucas led 13 graduate students from Milano/GPIA/Media Studies in Hong Kong for the International Field Program (IFP).  The students worked on several human rights and media projects that included the educational portal Disappearing Elephants on the illegal trafficking of ivory from Africa to China created in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund. This is a media interview in Hong Kong with a youth conservationist Celia Ho. Here she talks about her campaign to raise awareness about the global ivory trade and the consequences for elephant populations.

To see the whole project:  www.disappearingelephants.com

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What Makes Us Who We Are

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What Makes Us Who We Are

What Makes Us Who We Are, a youth media production by Osama Almathil, Nagi Algozy & Nayaf Othman. This video was made in the spring of 2014, when 25 high school students from the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) took part in an innovative participatory media project entitled, "I Need To Be Heard!"

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Don't

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Don't

Don't, a youth media production by Leen Shumman. This video was made in the spring of 2014, when 25 high school students from the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) took part in an innovative participatory media project entitled, "I Need To Be Heard!" With the guidance of graduate students from The New School and the support of AAFSC staff.

 

 

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Something Local

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Something Local

Something Local is a short documentary about community gardens, the people involved, and how you, the viewer, can be a part of this too. This video was developed in the spring of 2013 as part of an Engage Media Lab program for high school students.

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Go Green

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Go Green

 

A healthier planet through healthier products. This is a work in progress. By Lauren Dolowich, Ho Long Charles, and Fanny Huang With the support of mentors: Ellla Farnsworth, Saskia Layden and Angela Sharp. 

 

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