Best of PRO-TV 2015

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Thu, 01/14/2016 - 6:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Doors 6. No admittance after 7.

DCTV's PRO-TV program is the largest, most honored free media arts training program for youth in New York City. Offering free training workshops since 1978, PRO-TV provides positive creative outlets for young people to address the issues affecting their lives and their communities.

Please join us to see 2015's best youth-produced work!

The Films

Baby Face
(Marcial Pilataxi | 8:29 min)
The film is a day in the life of a 19 year old, Baby Face, who struggles to be accepted as an adult due to his young appearance.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER
(Soledad Aguilar-Colon, Kayla Anderson, Richard J. Ramos, Alicia Torres, Lena Williamson-Diaz | 9 min)
Since January 2015, nearly 800 people in the US have been killed by aggressive policing. This film explores the movement that has developed in support of people of color who have been killed in police encounters, as well as the impact of youth and their use of social media in the movement's growth.

Cyber Bully
(Isaac Avila, Gustavo Bahena, Khalifa Diao, Rex Grant, Naola Greaves, Richard Hood, Sam Van der Poel, Rachail Pomerlee, Alicia Torres | 1:42 min)
Living in a digital age has both advantages and disadvantages. Today, young people are exposed to an overwhelming amount of media images and social networks. We have become more connected to the world, often leaving us vulnerable to personal attacks and exploitations.

Good Food: Is healthy eating a right or privilege?
(Sarah Ayende, Joelisa Cummings, Harry Flax, Imani Hallowell, Maia Liebeskind, Mariana Luna, Victoria Suyas, Charles Sanchez, and Blaise Tucker | 12:28 min)
Healthy food is a necessity that not every citizen has access to. Good Food: Is healthy eating a right or privilege? explores how we can raise awareness about healthy food alternatives in our neighborhoods.

He, She
(Maia Liebeskind, 3:05 min)
He, She questions the importance of gender roles in American culture and how they affect the outcomes of people's individual lives through an experimental lens.

Looks Can Kill
(Cindy Barroso, Courtney Blackburn, Arnett Brewer, Khadijah Burke, Crystal Dutan, Kimberlins Gomez, Anfernee Mathias, Danasia Mccoy, Fatima Prescott, Brendals Reyes, Kayla Rivera, Brandon Santiago, Andre Shew Atjon, Cheyenne Taitt, Moesha Vivas, Nasaree, Noshei Woodward | 4:29 min)
After the police murder of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, teens look at how racial profiling impacts Black and Brown youth.

Out with Christ
(Amelia Davis, Fatoumata Diallo, Arrianna Rae Arias, Tyleah Jefferson, Shawn Folkes | 9:30 min)
Follow a young Queer student as she grapples with a conservative religious family and uncovers the discrimination and acceptance within Christianity. Out with Christ looks at how religion can be both a tool of healing and oppression for the LGBTQ community.

Robopocolypse
(Maya Armas, Zoe Chang, Jeremy Espinosa, Diamond Gerald, Richard Hood, Asha Ghany-Jean, Finn Martinez and Victoria Suyas | 2 min)
An animated action movie trailer following a young boy in a apocalyptic world.

We Don’t All Look Alike
(Isaac Avila, Gustavo Bahena, Khalifa Diao, Rex Grant, Naola Greaves, Richard Hood, Sam Van der Poel, Rachail Pomerlee, Alicia Torres | 1:24 min)
Men of color face endless discrimination at the hand of law enforcement. Frustrated by their circumstances, the students of the Junior Fellowship want to prove a direct point. We don't all look alike.

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Admission is free. Space is limited. RSVP to Jesse Perez Antigua at jesse@dctvny.org or 646-484-4641. Light refreshments will be served. Doors 6:00pm. Screening 6:30pm. Suggested donations to benefit PRO-TV here!

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