Conversations with Leonard Lopate and DCTV’s PRO-TV Filmmakers

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in the Greene Space at WNYC on Wednesday April 13, 2011 at 7 PM

Four of DCTV’s Youth Media producers talk about their work and their journey to find success.

In 1978 in the midst of a budget crisis similar to the one we face today; when local schools slashed athletics, arts and music programs; DCTV initiated it’s first youth media arts training program. Since then, DCTV has transformed thousands of inner-city youth into accomplished media makers. The free PRO-TV training program has grown from 8 students a year to over 600 participants.

Join WNYC’s Leonard Lopate in the Jerome L. Greene Space on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 7 PM for conversations and films.

Jon Alpert, DCTV’s founder and 15 time Emmy-Winning Producer/Director will also talk about the power of media arts training to transform our city’s youth.

Program Highlights:

The Skin I’m In, by Natalie Setoute
Natalie copes with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, impending adulthood, her family’s wishes for her success, and her own desire to be a filmmaker.

Dependent, by Richard Memminger
Dependent is a reflection on the unexpected death of the filmmaker’s mother, the incarceration of his father, and his family’s addiction to drugs. Memminger comes to realize the only person he can rely upon is himself.

Reflection of Thailand, by Sandra Appiah
Sandra Appiah, was a sixteen-year-old student from the Bronx when she traveled to Thailand to explore the lives of Thai teenagers, their families, Buddhist monks, farmers, and the death and destruction caused by tsunami of 2004.

El Mariachi Infante, by Rosalino Ramos
In this vivid portrait of the Ramos family we see and hear their love for making mariachi music. Thanks to them, a tradition stays alive in the Bronx, many, many, miles away from Mexico.

About the Jerome L. Green Space & the Leonard Lopate Show:

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space is a state-of-the-art, multimedia performance space and broadcast studio on the ground floor of WNYC’s new home, 44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street).

Tickets:

Price: $10
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