Speak Up, Stand Up

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC


As part of our TV-High program, over the past year, students from six schools across New York City worked with teaching artists to learn the fundamentals of filmmaking including editing, camera techniques and script writing. They produced films on a range of topics including racial profiling, bullying and sexual harassment. In celebration of their accomplishments, we will be screening their films at the Speak Up, Stand Up screening.

The screening is free and open to the public. Admittance by RSVP only. Please email Marcelitte Failla at marcelitte@dctvny.org to RSVP.

Thank you to our partner schools:

High School for Public Service
High School for Civil Rights
Harlem Renaissance High School
Bushwick High School for Social Justice
Forsyth Satellite Academy
Emma Lazarus High School

PRO-TV’s TV High partners with select NYC high schools and youth organizations to offer a free after-school program twice a week in media literacy and documentary filmmaking. Meeting at the partner school, a professional filmmaker/teaching artist guides students through a rich curriculum of media arts training. During their time in the program, students learn to analyze and critically engage with various forms of media, then work collaboratively to create an original group documentary about a pressing social issue that matters to them, such as gun violence, homophobia, peer pressure, or many others. In the process, students get hands-on experience with all aspects of the filmmaking process, from research, writing and story development to shooting and editing, and also develop as critical viewers, skilled collaborators, and engaged, active members of their community.