Best of PRO-TV 2017

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Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Doors 6 | No admittance after 7

DCTV's PRO-TV youth filmmakers boldly pick up their cameras and become changemakers in their communities. Please join us as we reflect back on the best work of 2017 and celebrate our youth exploring the power of visual storytelling.

Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance and join us for a Post-Screening Q&A.

Doors open at 6pm. Light refreshments will be served. Screening will begin at 6:30pm. Free to attend! RSVP required.

Let's celebrate these young artists and their unique perspectives!

The Films

Awoke
(Ashley Laird, Fatoumata Diallo, Isaiah Black, Ivoryona Williams, Jailyn Duong, Junior Jean-Gilles, Justine Hastings, Kevin Louie, Mauricio Piratova, Mikayla Gordon, Nzingha Primus | 10:28)
A narrative film that depicts the divisiveness and the aftermath of the 2016 election through the broken friendship between two college students.

Bullet Dreams
(Diamond Abreu | 6:39)
An experimental narrative, wherein 17-year-old Claire experiences vivid dreams following the death of her father.

Gentrify This
(Branden Garcia, Diamond Abreu, Jonah Bravo, Jacob Lam, Jerson Geuevara | 6:33)
Told from the perspective of a business owner, teenager and organization fighting against gentrification, this documentary examines how gentrification affects the communities within New York City from three radically different perspectives.

High Expectations
(Kathleen Radtke, Aracelie Colon, Zoe Poulakas, Joyce Wu | 4:45)
A narrative about the mental and emotional impact academic pressures have on teens.

Je Suis Noir
(Armiel Chandler | 3:07)
An experimental film examining shades of color in the African American community and the impact of cultural appropriation.

The Person I Am
(Jalyssa Jimenez | 11:41)
A personal portrait that follows Jalyssa Jimenez's struggle to navigate conflicting family dynamics and expectations.

Pulse
(Jonathan Rivera | 6:54)
After being inundated with news coverage of the Pulse nightclub shooting, a young gay man (Jonathan R) goes through the motions of processing this horrific tragedy against the Latinx Gay community.

Spirit Over Mind Over Matter
(Camille Dianand | 12:26)
A self-portrait about a girl who takes on the challenge of understanding the difference between church and God, religion and spirituality.

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Your contributions allow us to provide these young filmmakers with the training and resources they need to make powerful media. Any donation received before December 31, 2017 will be matched dollar for dollar.


This event is a part of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community.

DCTV's PRO-TV is a free media arts training program for NYC youth. PRO-TV provides positive, creative outlets for young people to address issues affecting their lives and their communities. Designed for beginner to advanced high school filmmakers, PRO-TV helps students learn collaborative filmmaking and media arts skills. Students pitch ideas, rotate production roles, and interact with local community members. As participants progress through the filmmaking process, they foster skills in team-building, leadership, and public speaking. Youth producers raise their voices within their communities and create films that matter.