How Does A Young Advocate Spread Her Message?


December 4, 2017

Aracelie was first drawn to PRO-TV in middle school. She explains, “At PRO-TV I learned to push myself. I started working on projects outside of class, whether that was finding extra sources or reviewing my edits.”

Her enthusiasm began to take on a new intensity after the 2016 election. On the day of the NYC Women’s March, Aracelie, along with several of her PRO-TV peers, set out document the protest. They marched from the UN to Trump Tower, filming all the while. Their footage was compiled into a documentary, “Social Change”, which screened at DCTV’s 2017 “Reality Check”.

Aracelie reflects, “It’s really important for me to know that, through filmmaking, I’m playing a role in my community. There is so much at stake in our country right now. Film is a way to process and share my experience.”

Aracelie is currently working on a group project about Planned Parenthood. She shares, “This year, I want to learn more about Premiere, lighting, and sound, so I can make my own independent media.”

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