Fri 18 May 2018, 7.30 pm
In collaboration with The California State University Los Angeles Television, Film, and Media Department, join us on Friday 18 May for a screening of three short documentary films, the culmination of the semester-long course Community Impact Media. This semester, students focused on the work of Cal State LA Prison Graduation Initiative, Project Rebound, and Youth Justice Coalition. The student-directed documentaries draw attention to these local initiatives and organizations and their engagement in providing educational support for incarcerated people, combating recidivism, and impacting juvenile and criminal justice policies.
Community Impact Media, a shared project between the university and the gallery, provides neighboring youth with hands-on media making and storytelling mentorship toward the production of video projects written and directed by the student filmmakers. It not only encourages students to reimagine the role of filmmakers as neighbors and citizens committed to meaningful social change, but also illustrates each organization’s commitment to engage and develop a positive, lasting relationship with their shared LA community.
This event is free to attend and open to the public, however, due to limited seating, reservations are recommended.