Russian Cultural Exhange: Truth From Youth

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Truth From Youth
Truth From Youth
Truth From Youth
Truth From Youth

The Truth From Youth project was developed to enhance international collaboration and cultural awareness of young filmmakers in Russia and the US – through the creation of video reports on youth-related issues in both countries.

It is a collaboration between DCTV – the oldest and most respected community media center in the United States – and the Youth Union "Doroga,” a youth organization located in Petrozavodsk, Russia.

Five high school filmmakers from New York will team up with five young filmmakers from Petrozavodsk, to share and make films that explore common issues.

Russian students will travel to the US and to meet their American counterparts and to explore the cultural diversity of New York City. Following the visit, both groups will head to Russia for another cinematic journey and taste of Russian culture.

Project advisors will supervise student activities and give presentations to local youth and media professionals. They will also discuss using youth media to enable positive social exchange between people from different parts of the world.

A screening of the students work will take place July 6th at DCTV in New York City and July 12th, at Nekrasov's Library, organized by Discourse magazine.

Meet the Project Advisors

Jon Alpert (Co-founder of DCTV) is a 16-time National Emmy award-winning journalist and filmmaker. He is a longtime champion of youth involvement in the arts. He has advised and supported hundreds of students in the production of their films in the United States and Russia.

Johnny Ramos (Director of Youth Programs) is an award-winning filmmaker who is responsible for the curriculum, program design, instruction and administration of DCTV’s long-term, youth media program – Pro-TV. Pro-TV has trained thousands of young New Yorkers and is the most honored Youth Media program in the United States.

Denis Rogatkin (Coordinator of the Youth Union "Doroga") is an honored general education worker of the Russian Federation and the deputy director of the Children and Youth Centre in Petrozavodsk, Russia. He develops initiatives in broadcast journalism for youth, social adaptation of children at risk, and informational support of youth organizations.

This project is sponsored by the Eurasia Foundation and SEE (US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange) Program.

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